Reverse curls


Major muscles used

  • Forearms
  • Biceps

Performing reverse curls

  • Stand with back straight, knees unlocked, and feet hip-width apart and grip a barbell with an overhand grip (palms facing down), with hands placed just outside of your hips.
  • Your arms should be extended straight down and the barbell should be leaning on your upper thighs.
  • Keeping your elbows close to your body, use your biceps to curl the bar up to your chest.
  • Hold for a brief second flexing your biceps and forearms.
  • Lower the barbell to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner.
  • Keep your wrists straight and elbows at your side throughout the curl.

Be careful

  • Don't sway your back or rock your body in an attempt to complete the lift.
  • Don't let your elbows leave your sides.
  • Don't just let the barbell drop when lowering it. Let the barbell down slowly resisting the weight of the barbell.

Alternative exercises to reverse curls

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