The Reverse Curl works a muscle in the arms that is not particularly visible: the brachialis (located on the lower aspect of the upper arm, just below the bicep muscle). Not being visible often translates into not being important in the eyes of many trainers.
But for the lifter in search of bigger arms, the Reverse Curl is a KEY exercise. Want to know what a well-developed brachialis muscle does? It pushes the peak of the biceps up higher, making for a more dramatic flex and an overall bigger arm!
So if Reverse Curls aren’t a part of your routine, it’s time to take another look at this neglected exercise.
Stand on the band, hips width apart. Grab a handle in each hand and stand up straight. Contract your abs, bracing your torso. Pull your shoulder blades down and back. Your head and neck should be aligned with your spine. Do not allow the back to arch. Maintain these engagements throughout the exercise. Start with your arms straight down with palms facing backward, and elbows tight to your sides.
Exhale. Slowly bend both elbows in a full range movement. Do not allow the elbows to move forward. Keep the palms facing backward and your wrists straight without any bend. Do not allow the shoulders to shrug.
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