Reverse Preacher Curl

 

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Reverse grip preacher curl, preacher bench reverse curl
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: EZ bar/barbell/dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Biceps
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 8-12 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The reverse preacher curl is different from the basic version since it is executed using a reverse grip. It fully engages your bicep brachialis along with the bicep brachii which help in flexing your elbow joints. Its execution is slightly harder than the standard preacher curl because you need to keep the weight stable while holding it with an overhand grip.

Reverse Preacher Curl Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Reverse grip preacher curl, preacher bench reverse curl
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: EZ bar/barbell/dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Biceps
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 8-12 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Reverse Preacher Curl

Start the exercise by grabbing an EZ curl bar (weighing about 25-30 lbs) with a shoulder-width, pronated grip. Keep your upper arms rested against the top of the preacher pad while having them extended. Curl the bar up using your biceps until the weight is at your shoulder level. You should squeeze your biceps hard and hold the position for two to three seconds before lowering the bar so that you’re your arms are extended.

Reverse Preacher Curl

Tips

  • Do not curl the bar up too far because you are actually resting your biceps once the forearms make an angle greater than 90 degrees with the floor.
  • Execute the movement slowly with controlled repetitions.

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