Barbell Wrist Curl

The barbell wrist curl is an isolating exercise that strengthens the forearms and muscles within the hands while simultaneously improving flexibility.


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    Sitting on a bench, grab a barbell with your palms facing up and your hands shoulder-width apart. Rest your forearms on your thighs, and allow your wrists to hang over your knees. Perform the movement by curling your palms and wrists toward your face.
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    Pause for a moment in the top position, then slowly return the barbell to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • To maximize each rep, perform the movement in a slow and controlled manner.
  • Avoid cutting the reps short. Focus on moving through the full range of motion with each rep.