Reverse Grip Wrist Curl

The reverse grip wrist curl is a variation to the wrist curl that strengthens the forearms and improves grip strength. The reverse grip places more emphasis on the outer forearm whereas the regular grip targets the inner forearm.


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    Sit on a bench with a double overhand grip on a pair of dumbbells. Rest the weights on your thighs.
  2. Reverse Grip Wrist Curl
    Lift your hands up by extending and curling your wrists. Pause, then return the weights to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Start with lighter weights to focus on form and range of motion.
  • Perform a full range of motion for each rep making sure to return to the starting position before beginning the next rep.
  • Do not round your upper back or use any momentum to move the weights. Keep the focus on your wrists and forearms.