From my experience there is outstanding value with the indirect work that you receive from awesome movements like pull-ups & dips as opposed to the focused direct work from exercises such as wrist curls.
As discussed last time, another key movement in the pursuit of “mighty mitts” is the humbling Farmers Walk.
Farmers Walks are a trial of an exercise that demands total body collaboration with the final link being between your grip and the load.
The resistance of the load sends a critical message to the brain that more strength & muscle mass is needed to the entire forearm muscular complex.
So, how do we incorporate this outstanding full-body movement into our training?
There are endless options but I prefer to perform them within a lower-body session, with a preference of doing them last, just before ending the session (the truth is if you work these with a high level of intensity, you will not have much if anything left.)
After completion of your typical lower body session, grab a pair of dumbbells, plates, or implements, and with good posture walk for either a set distance or for time.
I prefer to do my attempts for distance, but walking for time is great too.
Keys To Progression:
*Start with a moderate but yet challenging load.
*Start with just 2-3 attempts (you may or may not want to increase sets as you progress–this may depend upon your particular goals.)
*Increase the load when you are able to perform all sets for your predetermined distance or time.