When it comes to upper body strength, what comes to mind? Your biceps, chest and maybe your shoulders. Your forearms don't get the respect they deserve. Which is a shame, because they're pretty damn important. “The forearm flexors—wrist flexors, really—are the same muscles that help us grip everything from a barbell to a doorknob,” explains Neal Pire, a certified New Jersey-based trainer and sports conditioning expert. Meaning that if you want to easily carry bags, pick up kids, move furniture or simply lift more weight to build a stronger body, you need to work your forearms. The result will be a stronger grip. Not to mention fuller, thicker forearms—the appeal of which has been well documented online. So if you want to look sexier and actually be stronger, target your forearms with these three dedicated exercises.