Target muscle: Brachioradialis
Synergists: Biceps Brachii, Brachialis
Important stabilizers: Wrist Extensors
Force: Pull Starting position
Stand holding a barbell using a shoulder-width pronated (overhand) grip.
Keeping your elbows by your sides, exhale as you curl the barbell up until your forearms are nearly vertical.
Inhale as you lower the barbell back to the starting position in a controlled manner.
Comments and tips
Keep your body still.
Control the movement. Don’t swing the barbell.
Using an EZ bar for the barbell reverse curl may be easier on your wrists.
Unlike what many people think, the barbell reverse curl targets your brachioradialis (a muscle in your forearm), not your biceps brachii or brachialis.
The barbell reverse curl is an effective exercise for building both the forearm and upper arm.
Barbell reverse curl video