DynaFlexPro for increasing wrist resistance exercise--anyone tried heavier versions?

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    Sep 30, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    http://www.dynaflexpro.com/store.php?crn=219

    On this page there are $100 and $120 versions of the toy I got for Christmas a few years ago that looks like disco lights when you rev it up enough. This toy doesn't provide me the burn I am looking for due to the resistance being too low by the time I get tired using it (as in my muscles are tired, which takes a while to do with this toy). I am looking to increase the resistance.

    I was looking to see if this company offered upgrades. I was also wanting to know if any of you have tried the upgraded heavier ones before. If so, what is your experience? Last, I am disappointed they don't offer disco lights in the upgrades (heavier versions). I would have to cope with less visual stimulation while working out my wrist and grip muscles. It also doesn't look like they say how many lbs of torque can be produced with the heavier ones as they do with the lighter ones.

    Basically speaking, I want to do fewer reps and higher weight rather than having to do 7-8 sets of 1 min each with the lighter version to get my wrist/forearm workout. I'd like to be able to do 1-2 sets and be done. Believe it or not, I like to focus and get shit done rather than enjoy the burn of a longer workout that isn't as intense.

    The last time I liked the way my forearms looked was when I was a competitive swimmer, but I am not willing to swim for 2 hours a day anymore for forearms. icon_razz.gif

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    Sep 30, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    I use dumbbells and a curl bar for wrist exercises...with PLENTY of weight to get the burn.
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    Sep 30, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    I never do this. I always feel like I'm wasting my time when I use dumbells to do wrist curls. It's always too easy or too hard and the angles you can move the weight through are so small it feels pointless. Maybe I'll try the curl bar on a preacher curl machine? That sounds good for hand flexion, but hand extension is really what I'm looking for. I'm sure many queens get plenty of hand flexion exercise as it is icon_razz.gif jk
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    Sep 30, 2012 7:34 AM GMT
    I like behind-the-back barbell wrist curls; let the bar roll down to your fingertips, then curl it up. A good one for the extensors is to grab two 10# plates in each hand, holding them palms down, and walk while squeezing them together to keep them from falling. You'll really feel the burn after a minute or so. You have to walk while doing this, it destabilizes your hold and makes it tougher.

    These are really good and they come in different strength levels. I have a couple and do sets with them while I'm driving around in the truck at work, alternating hands of course.

    http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Grips-Singles-Strength-Levels/dp/B0007D5H8K/ref=pd_sim_sg_ef_1
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    Sep 30, 2012 8:05 AM GMT
    just get heavy things to lift in different positions, like your wife if you're str8, and you'll get the same results.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:13 AM GMT
    Sungod17 saidI like behind-the-back barbell wrist curls; let the bar roll down to your fingertips, then curl it up. A good one for the extensors is to grab two 10# plates in each hand, holding them palms down, and walk while squeezing them together to keep them from falling. You'll really feel the burn after a minute or so. You have to walk while doing this, it destabilizes your hold and makes it tougher.

    These are really good and they come in different strength levels. I have a couple and do sets with them while I'm driving around in the truck at work, alternating hands of course.

    http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Grips-Singles-Strength-Levels/dp/B0007D5H8K/ref=pd_sim_sg_ef_1

    I was going to recommend the grips too but Sungod beat me to it. By the way it takes a hell of a lot of grip strength to close a #2 grip so watch out when you shake hands with Sungod. There's also a piece of equipment made by Gofit that you can buy at Target for $20-$25 that is like a pulley that you put a plate on and roll it up. I use that a lot. OP, I'm not familiar with the equipment you're talking about but it looks interesting. I love training forearms.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:15 AM GMT
    Had no idea they made heavier ones. Not sure you really need one. The faster you make it go, the more resistance it creates.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:22 AM GMT
    Off topic, but that dynaflexpro reminds me of a piece of equipment (okay, toy) that I keep in my office. It's a ball with a lot of little handles that light up and you throw it in the air and then catch it by the lighted handle and keep doing that as the lights start to go faster. When I have a student teacher I'll sometimes pull a less coordinated kid out of class and we'll play with that. It's great for developing eye-hand coordination. I'd recommend it for anyone who plays a sport that requires quick reflexes.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:31 AM GMT
    I guess I'm behind the times because I've never heard of this. Thanks for posting. I have wear wrists and sometimes my wrists give out on an exercise before I do. I may order something like this.

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    Sep 30, 2012 10:34 AM GMT
    ConQuest saidI guess I'm behind the times because I've never heard of this. Thanks for posting. I have wear wrists and sometimes my wrists give out on an exercise before I do. I may order something like this.



    I didn't know about it either. There's so much fitness equipment for every purpose out there today it's hard to keep up.
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    Sep 30, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
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    I was going to recommend the grips too but Sungod beat me to it. By the way it takes a hell of a lot of grip strength to close a #2 grip so watch out when you shake hands with Sungod. There's also a piece of equipment made by Gofit that you can buy at Target for $20-$25 that is like a pulley that you put a plate on and roll it up. I use that a lot. OP, I'm not familiar with the equipment you're talking about but it looks interesting. I love training forearms.


    I have the 100# and the 150# Heavy Grips. The 150# is tough! I can't imagine someone being able to close the 350#!
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    Sep 30, 2012 12:18 PM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidjust get heavy things to lift in different positions, like your wife if you're str8, and you'll get the same results.
    Or bushels of hay, barrels of oil, or heavy boxes. icon_wink.gif
    On the job strength training.
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    Sep 30, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    xrichx saidHad no idea they made heavier ones. Not sure you really need one. The faster you make it go, the more resistance it creates.


    Like I said, I'd rather not spend 20 min trying to make my forearms burn. I'd like to burn them out in less than 5 min like I do for any other body part. It's all about doing fewer reps at higher intensity. The first picture I already have.

    As someone else already stated: my forearms tend to give out before the muscle I'm working during certain exercises at the gym. I never work my forearms, and I used to not have to because I swam all the time (and they got enough endurance from that they never needed work). Times change, I need to work my forearms icon_razz.gif

    Thanks for the suggestions so far guys icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 05, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    Thanks Sungod, Coach Mike - your advice and product suggestion is exactly what I was looking for. Ordered.