Friday, May 6, 2016

Wrist Curl (Standing BowFlex)

Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the front part of your forearms as well as increases the strength of your grip. It also isometrically challenges your elbow flexors, located on the front part of your upper arms.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Remove the bench and stand on the platform facing the Power Rods®.
• Bend down and grasp the handles with your palms facing forward.
• Stand with your upper arms and elbows by your sides.
• Lift your chest, tighten your trunk muscles and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
• Bend your arms 90 degrees, palms up, and hold that position throughout the entire exercise.
• Slowly curl your fists upward.
• Keeping your forearms still, slowly let your fists return to the starting position.
Key points:
• Move slowly and keep tension in the front of the forearm at all times.
• Do not move your forearm or alter the bend in your elbow. Perform the entire motion at your wrist.
• Do not rock your body. Keep your chest lifted, abs tight and maintain a slight arch in your lower back.