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How to Do a Reverse Curl for an Arm Workout

Learn how to do a reverse curl from personal trainer Brett Azar in this Howcast home arm workout for men video.


Today we're going over how to do a standing reverse curl. Now with this I like to use the easy bar curl, which is the bar that has the zigzags. Now with this, your hands are not going to be super needed, meaning your palms are not going to be facing the sky. They're going to be pronated. Your palms are going to be down. The focus of this exercise is to your forearms. This is your brachioradialis, which is what the experts will call it. I like to call it the forearm. And with this exercise, it's performed your standard bar bell curl, only your hands are turned around. Okay? Always make sure you have a good base; knees are soft, elbows are soft. Never lock out a joint, it's bad for you, it could injure you. Coming up, you're going to come all the way up. Squeeze. Release all the way back down, controlled. Never swinging, never out of control with it, always in control; always concentrating on that muscle. That's the best way to get the best workout. Now as you're coming up, working against gravity, really squeeze here to get the most blood into that muscle. Release down, and relax. Breathing -- working against gravity, breathe out. Working with gravity, breathe in. Again, from the front, coming up; squeeze. Release back down. And you'll really start feeling it right in here. Again, that's the primary focus of this exercise, to work those forearms. Up, and release. And that's your standing barbell reverse curl.

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