Barbell Wrist Extension: Muscles Worked & Technique

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

  • Grab a barbell with an overhand grip and rest your forearms against your thighs, or alternatively against a bench.
  • Lower your hands towards the floor.
  • 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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