Reverse wrist curls

Recruiting the wrist extensors, the reverse wrist curl is an exercise which isolates the muscles of the top of the forearm. The range of motion is often less compared to the under hand wrist curls, plus the wrists are often placed in a position which people with troublesome wrists may fine uncomfortable.

Performing reverse wrist curls

High repetitions may be of benefit with this forearm exercise, with the forearm muscles commonly containing a high population of slow twitch muscle fibres.

  • Load bar with correct weight. Put on safety collars.
  • Sit on bench, with thighs in front of you.
  • Grasp bar with an overhand grip, and rest forearms on thighs with wrists overhanging past knees.
  • Allow wrist to flex downwards.
  • Extend wrist to bring barbell upwards to peak contraction.
  • Slowly return to starting position.
  • Repeat for desired amount of repetitions.

Reverse wrist curls courtesy of Fitness Uncovered - Bodybuilding & Fitness

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