Nearly one third of your arm is made up of the forearm muscle and with proper training, your forearms can enhance the look of your arms. However, overtraining the forearms will make your arm look out of proportion and this can cause you a lot of embarrassment, which may end up hurting you both psychologically and physically.
Your forearm training should be regular but you should not over train the forearms. If you are training more than twice a week, you are, in fact, overtraining the forearms. You should be doing only 6 sets for your forearms twice a week. Anything more than this, will have adverse effect on the way your forearm looks.
No doubt training is requiring to stimulate hypertrophy or muscle growth. But you have to realize that muscle growth actually occurs when you are resting between training sessions and not when you are working out. In order for your forearm muscles, or any muscle in your body, to grow, there has to be protein synthesis. But when you are overtraining the forearm, this synthesis cannot take place and you will end eventually start losing the muscle.
You will be plagued with overtraining symptoms like muscle soreness, lack of energy and loss of muscle. Besides this, overtraining the forearm can lead to muscle damage, muscle strain, muscle tear, tendonitis or joint problems. When you are faced with the effects of overtraining, you will suffer both psychologically as well as physically. You will cause you to increase your workouts to get the desired results when, in fact, what your forearms need is rest and relaxation. This will only compound the problem further.
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