Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl


This exercise involves holding a barbell with an overhand grip and curling it upwards using only the wrists, targeting the muscles in the forearms. It is commonly used to improve grip strength and wrist stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and holding a barbell with an overhand grip.
  2. Rest your forearms on a bench or other stable surface with your palms facing down and your wrists hanging off the edge.
  3. Slowly lower the barbell towards the ground by bending your wrists backwards.
  4. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement, then slowly raise the barbell back up by flexing your wrists.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl Form & Visual

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl Benefits

  • Strengthens the wrist extensors, which are often neglected in traditional wrist exercises
  • Improves grip strength and forearm endurance
  • Helps prevent wrist injuries by balancing out the muscles in the forearm
  • Can be done with relatively light weights, making it accessible for beginners
  • Can be easily modified by changing the grip or using different equipment, such as dumbbells or cables

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl Muscles Worked

  • Forearm Extensors

Barbell Reverse Wrist Curl Variations & Alternatives