Forearm Development – Strength Magazine – December, 1920

Forearm development is a very important item, particularly if one is interested in any athletic sport, because the grip counts in nearly everything that you undertake. The grip is of paramount importance to the fencer. It enables the boxer to hit harder and puts power into the stroke of an oarsman. In weight lifting strength of forearm is exceedingly valuable as in some lifts the possibilities are only limited by the amount of grip possessed, and many other lifts may not require the maximum of gripping power. yet superlative forearm and hand strength will give a better control of the weight and allow the muscles most needed for the accomplishment of the feat to receive the undivided attention of the mind; and proper direction of mind force mean conservation of energy, which is of immense value in weight lifting.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas