Are pull-ups enough for forearms?

Wondering if pull-ups are enough for the forearms? Can you fully train your forearms with this exercise alone or should you do additional exercises? After reading this article, you will know if pull-ups are enough for your forearm training, when it makes sense to do additional exercises and which ones are best for that.

Whether pull-ups are enough for your forearms depends on your training plan. If you do a full body workout, the forearms are already sufficiently stressed by pull-ups. If you do a split workout, you can do additional exercises for the forearms.

Full body workout

In a full-body workout, the forearms are already sufficiently stressed by deadlifts. Besides pull-ups, the forearms are also involved in other exercises. These include pulling exercises like rowing and lat pulldowns, but deadlifts also train both grip strength and forearms. Especially if you do several of these exercises in your total body workout, you don’t have to do an isolation exercise for the forearms.

Split training

Split training allows you to work your forearms much more than a full body workout. So you can do isolation exercises as well as basic exercises. However, only a few exercises are enough, because the forearms are already more stressed by a larger number of back exercises. Forearm exercises you can do include forearm curls, hammer curls and reverse curls.

Conclusion

Depending on the training plan you have, you can do more or less forearm exercises. In a full body workout, pull-ups are enough for the forearms. In a split workout, you can stress the forearms with additional exercises. Forearm exercises you can do include forearm curls, hammer curls and reverse curls.

Did this article help you plan your forearm workout? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, I look forward to exchanging ideas with you. If you have any other questions about pull-ups, you can ask me there too, I’ll be happy to help!

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