Reverse Curls

Reverse Curls – Martial Arts Strength Training

This page looks at a strength training exercise known as Reverse Curls. This exercise focuses on building strength in a person’s forearms and biceps. Martial artists use reverse curls in order to improve their martial arts punching and grappling strength.

Unlike bicep curls where your palms face upward, you hold a dumbbell or barbell in a reverse curl with your palms facing down. Given this hand position, reverse curls work on different areas of the arm (esp. forearm) when compared to traditional bicep curls.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video for Reverse Curls