Uploaded on Jun 12, 2007
Reverse curls are great to finish off your arm workout because they give you a great pump - brushing your teeth is tough after doing these!
This exercise is done with the palms facing down instead of facing up like in a standard barbell curl, This exercise is much more difficult to do than a barbell curl so dont use a lot of weight, start with about 35% of what you can do with the palms up.
These can be done using the preacher bench as shown here or from a standing position. I suggest doing these at the end of your arm workout when your biceps are good and weak, that way, even though the bicep is stronger than the forearm they are both worked out evenly.
The muscle size increase in a pump is short lived, typically much less than an hour. A pump is not a sign of permanent growth, rather an indication that you have worked out hard and that bloodflow has increased to the muscle.
Forearm exercises are tough on the elbows and we don't want you getting tendonitis so only use the amount of weight that lets you use slow, controlled form. If you have any pains in your elbow region, see your doctor before doing these!
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