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

Dumbbell Wrist Extension exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Dumbbell Wrist Extensions

Muscles worked in dumbbell wrist extension exercise

Primary muscles worked:

  • Forearm Extensors

How to Do Dumbbell Wrist Extensions

  1. Grab a dumbbell with an overhand grip and rest your forearm against your thigh, or alternatively against a bench.
  2. Lower your hand towards the floor.
  3. Reverse the motion by bending your wrist upwards.


Dumbbell wrist extension trains the muscles in the forearm that extends your wrist. As an alternative, you can perform the exercise with a barbell, or rest your forearm against a bench instead of your leg.

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