Barbell Wrist Curl

Barbell Wrist Curl


This exercise involves holding a barbell with an underhand grip and curling it up towards the forearms, targeting the wrist flexors. It is commonly used to improve grip strength and forearm size.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Wrist Curl Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a bench with your forearms resting on the bench and your palms facing up.
  2. Grasp the barbell with an underhand grip, with your hands shoulder-width apart.
  3. Slowly curl the barbell up towards your forearms, keeping your wrists straight.
  4. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the barbell back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Barbell Wrist Curl Form & Visual

Barbell Wrist Curl

Barbell Wrist Curl Benefits

  • Strengthens the wrist flexor muscles
  • Improves grip strength
  • Helps prevent wrist injuries
  • Can improve performance in sports that require wrist strength, such as tennis or golf
  • Can be done with relatively light weights, making it accessible for beginners

Barbell Wrist Curl Muscles Worked

  • Forearm Flexors

Barbell Wrist Curl Variations & Alternatives