Wrist Curls

Wrist Curls – Martial Arts Strength Training

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Wrist Curls. This exercise is used by martial artists to improve their punching power and grappling strength.

A wrist curl works on forearm, wrist and hand strength. This exercise is also known as Finger Curls. A similar exercise is the reverse wrist curl. Wrist curls can be done with dumbbells or a barbell.

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 Wrist Curls with a Barbell

Instructional Video for Wrist Curls with Dumbbells