People love the show time muscles...big pecs, rounded arms, ball-like shoulders, and cut abdominals. Basically, they love the ones that look great at the beach or under a snug shirt in a club.
But do you ever stop to think about all the other muscles in your body that aren't going to attract the opposite sex? If not, you really should because a strong, healthy body always has true symmetry and balance to it; therefore, you need to take into account each muscle grouping and train them well.
One of the most neglected areas, except on everybody's semi-hero Popeye, is the forearms. While they do get some secondary training because they work when you are grabbing virtually anything all day long, they do deserve and require some special attention.
Strong forearms will not amaze people, but they will enhance your life. Any muscle that directly impacts the hands, which are the most used portion of the body in a given day, seriously influences what you can do. So, take the time to do a few exercises that will give you the symmetry your body wants and the strength your day needs. These can be done in conjunction with another workout, and can happen in the comfort of your own home, even while sitting on the couch watching Popeye re-runs.
Forearms Curls: With a low-weight dumbbell in hand, lay your forearm on your quad with the palm facing up, and the wrist in line with the knee. Curl the weight upwards and release.
Reverse Forearm Curls: Same form as above except face the palm down.
Racquetball Squeeze: Using the natural tension and resistance a racquetball gives, place it in your hand and squeeze. Hold it for a count of three and release. Repeat for sets of fifty.
These three at-home exercises will change your forearms and improve your strength in no time. Best of luck.