reverse curls

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy »  and there is good stuff.

Standing with your legs apart and your arms outstretched. Hold the barbell in  a pronated grip ( thumbs inside) :

  • Inhale and flex your arms

  • Exhale at the end of the movement

  • Back to the starting position by controlling the barbell’s descent

This exercice works the extensor muscles of the wrists : Extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, extensor carpi ulnaris. And it works also the biceps, brachioradialis and brachialis.

forearms, extensor carpi radialis longus brevis digitorum digiti minimi ulnaris joints

biceps brachii brachialis brachioradialis

Note : This an excellent exercice to strengthen the wrist joint, often weakened by an imbalance caused by the predominance of the flexor’s wrists muscles  over the extensor’s wrist muscles. For this reason a lot of boxer and bench press champion do this exercice to prevent the wrists from vibrating with extreme weights.

-Steph

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