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    Thread: Wrist Roller?

    1. 05-08-2012 01:28 AM #1
      I have not been able to source one of these locally, and no gym I have attended has one either. All the products online look like cheap toys, and reviews seem to back this up.

      I think this is a great exercise. Is there some horrible publicity I am missing that causes these not to be on shelves or in gyms? Can anyone suggest a good product to buy on the internet?

      Edit- I should add that I am looking for a hand-held style.
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      05-08-2012 01:55 AM #2
      Um... a pipe, some grippy tape, and a rope?

      Ross doesn't even bother with any tape for the handles...
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      05-08-2012 08:49 AM #3
      Why not also just do wrist curls in the squat rack also ....

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      05-08-2012 09:35 AM #4
      Chilledman also thinks that big calves are overrated.

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      05-09-2012 02:14 AM #5
      May I suggest a functional exercise? Get an engineer's hammer instead.



      Start with a 4-lb head. You can find them in 2 pound increments up to 24 pounds.

      I use these for trail maintenance. I'll break rocks with it, or drive wedges into logs while [hand] sawing it. Last summer my forearms would scream while crushing rock. Usually I'll sit or kneel, and then crush rock with a hammer in each hand. The worst part was having to hit a rock twice to break it. The goal is to reduce the forearm fatigue while moving up to heavier hammers so I can break rocks more quickly. Eventually I'll start rock drilling too, not for competition though.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      05-09-2012 09:26 AM #6
      Is that possibly the worst sport out there ?

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      05-09-2012 09:27 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      Chilledman also thinks that big calves are overrated.
      ..... Squats , DL , and other leg exercises = calf machine is pointless ;-)

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      05-09-2012 09:59 AM #8
      I worry about you sometimes. Anyone that believes squats and dls are going to target calves in any amount to adequately stress them into major growth are kidding themselves.

      btw- have you ever seen the quad to calf ratio on xander, who also doesn't believe in calf isolation?

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      05-09-2012 03:23 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      Is that possibly the worst sport out there ?
      I wouldn't know. My hammers aren't used for sport. I could see the point of competitions back when groups of men did this for their job. Kind of like a dunk contest for basketball players.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      05-09-2012 10:29 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      I worry about you sometimes. Anyone that believes squats and dls are going to target calves in any amount to adequately stress them into major growth are kidding themselves.

      btw- have you ever seen the quad to calf ratio on xander, who also doesn't believe in calf isolation?
      While you are doing either of those you can do some calf raises , but to me it's just as pointless as doing curls .

      If I can DL 600 and squat 500 what is some calf raise really going to do for me ?

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      05-09-2012 10:30 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      I wouldn't know. My hammers aren't used for sport. I could see the point of competitions back when groups of men did this for their job. Kind of like a dunk contest for basketball players.
      Agreed !

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      05-10-2012 12:18 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      While you are doing either of those you can do some calf raises , but to me it's just as pointless as doing curls .

      If I can DL 600 and squat 500 what is some calf raise really going to do for me ?
      Make your legs better.

      But that's the great thing about working out. Some people want to be strong, fit, and look good. Some want to lift really, really heavy weight.

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      05-10-2012 01:26 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      Make your legs better.

      But that's the great thing about working out. Some people want to be strong, fit, and look good. Some want to lift really, really heavy weight.
      The bad part is I still don't know what I doing yet

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      05-10-2012 07:37 AM #14
      we can help you with that

    15. 05-14-2012 08:17 AM #15
      There is one site which provides fitness educational DVD’S for adults as well as for children. They offers Children’s MOVBands & Maths Learning DVDs covering areas of Maths like Times Tables, Counting, Adding and Subtracting, along with Fitness for Kids of Primary and Secondary Schools.

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      05-15-2012 11:45 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by fit4future View Post
      There is one site which provides fitness educational DVD’S for adults as well as for children. They offers Children’s MOVBands & Maths Learning DVDs covering areas of Maths like Times Tables, Counting, Adding and Subtracting, along with Fitness for Kids of Primary and Secondary Schools.
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      05-15-2012 12:15 PM #17
      It's a spam bot.

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      05-26-2012 06:36 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by WhitePoloCT View Post
      Um... a pipe, some grippy tape, and a rope?

      Ross doesn't even bother with any tape for the handles...
      This. You can make one really easy with some 5 lbs plates, rope, and a broom handle.
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