How to Do Barbell Wrist Extension: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Barbell Wrist Extension exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Barbell Wrist Extensions

Muscles worked in barbell wrist extensions

Primary muscles worked:

  • Forearm Extensors

How to Do Barbell Wrist Extensions

  1. Grab a barbell with an overhand grip and rest your forearms against your thighs, or alternatively against a bench.
  2. Lower your hands towards the floor.
  3. Reverse the motion by bending your wrists upwards.


Barbell wrist extension trains the muscles in the forearm that extends your wrist. As an alternative, you can perform the exercise with a dumbbell, or rest your forearms against a bench instead of your legs.

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