reverse wrist curls with barbell

Muscle Groups

arms forearms
Reverse wrist curls with barbell is a great isolation exercise for the muscles on the backside of the forearms. Starting with a light weight barbell, you hold it with an overhand grip, allowing the weight to roll down your fingers and onto your palms. Keeping your forearms flat on a bench and your wrists extended over the edge, you slowly lower the weight by flexing your wrists and then raise it back up by extending them. You can perform this exercise sitting or standing, and it can be done with the barbell resting on a bench, across your thighs or by holding it in front of your waist. As your forearm strength increases, you can gradually increase the weight of the barbell. Reverse wrist curls with barbell can also help prevent and alleviate wrist pain and injuries caused by repetitive motions, such as typing or using a computer mouse. However, if you have any existing forearm or wrist condition, you should consult with your doctor before attempting this or any other forearm exercise.