Seated One-Arm Dumbbell Palms-Down Wrist Curl
How to perform exercise
- Sit on a flat bench with a dumbbell in your right hand.
- Place your feet flat on the floor, at a distance that is slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
- Lean forward and place your right forearm on top of your upper right thigh with your palm down. Tip: Make sure that the back of the wrist lies on top of your knees. This will be your starting position.
- Lower the dumbbell as far as possible as you keep a tight grip on the dumbbell. Inhale as you perform this movement.
- Now curl the dumbbell as high as possible as you contract the forearms and as you exhale. Keep the contraction for a second before you lower again. Tip: The only movement should happen at the wrist.
- Perform for the recommended amount of repetitions, switch arms and repeat the movement.
Variations: You can also do this movement with two arms at a time, one on each knee, or using a barbell.
Photos of the correct technique
What muscles work?
If the correct technique is followed, the following muscle groups work: Forearm, and auxiliary muscles:
Weight and number of repetitions
The number of repetitions and working weight depends on your goal and other parameters. But the general recommendations can be presented in the form of a table:
|Goal||Sets||Reps||Weight, %1Rm||Rest between sets|
|Strength||2-6||1-5 reps||100-85%||3-7 min|
|Mass gain||3-6||6-12 reps||85-60%||1-4 min|
|Fat burning||2-4||13-25 reps||60-40%||1-2 min|
In order to make the training more diverse and effective you have to change the number of repetitions and the working weight. It is important not to go beyond certain values!
*Specify the weight and the maximum number of repetitions that you can perform with this weight.