Cable Reverse Wrist Curl

Cable Reverse Wrist Curl

The Cable Reverse Wrist Curl is a fantastic exercise that targets the muscles in your forearms and helps improve grip strength. It is a variation of the traditional Reverse Wrist Curl, but with the added resistance provided by a cable machine. This exercise primarily works the extensor muscles located on the top of your forearm, which are responsible for extending your wrist and opening your hand. By performing the Cable Reverse Wrist Curl, you can enhance your overall forearm strength and stability, which can be beneficial in various sports and activities that require strong grip and forearm endurance. These may include rock climbing, tennis, golf, or even everyday tasks like carrying heavy grocery bags or opening jars. What makes the Cable Reverse Wrist Curl unique is the constant tension provided by the cable machine throughout the entire range of motion. This continuous resistance helps to effectively target the specific muscles involved, ensuring maximum benefit. Additionally, using a cable machine allows for adjustments in weight, making it suitable for individuals of different fitness levels. Incorporating the Cable Reverse Wrist Curl into your workout routine can help balance out the muscles of the forearm, as many people tend to focus more on flexor exercises, such as bicep curls or gripping exercises. Strengthening the extensors is crucial for preventing muscle imbalances and maintaining optimal wrist function. Remember to always warm up before starting this exercise and start with lighter weights to ensure proper form and technique. It is also essential to use proper breathing techniques and maintain a steady pace throughout the movement. So, give the Cable Reverse Wrist Curl a try and watch your forearm strength soar to new heights!


  • Start by attaching a straight bar attachment to a low pulley cable machine.
  • Stand facing the cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and a slight bend in your knees.
  • Grasp the bar with an overhand grip (palms facing down) and your hands shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your arms fully extended in front of your thighs with your wrists straight.
  • Slowly curl your wrists upward, bringing the bar towards your body while keeping your forearms stationary.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, and squeeze your forearm muscles.
  • Slowly lower the bar back to the starting position, extending your wrists fully.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Keep your core engaged and maintain proper posture throughout the exercise.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining good form throughout the exercise to maximize its effectiveness.
  • Start with lighter resistance and gradually increase as you become more comfortable and stronger.
  • Engage your core muscles to stabilize your body during the movement.
  • Perform the exercise with a slow and controlled motion to fully activate the targeted muscles.
  • Ensure that your wrists are in a neutral position, neither bent too far forward nor extended too far backward.
  • Consider using wrist wraps or braces if you have any pre-existing wrist issues or discomfort.
  • Incorporate this exercise into your forearm and grip strength training routine for balanced development.
  • Vary your grip width or use different attachments to target different areas of your forearm muscles.
  • Remember to breathe and avoid holding your breath during the exercise.
  • Consult with a fitness professional for personalized modifications or alternatives based on your fitness level and goals.


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