Wrist Extension

Wrist extension exercises are rarely used in weight training programmes, although it is a great exercise for rehabilitation of injuries such as tennis elbow and sprains/fractures of the wrist.

Teaching points

  • Support the arm on a bench or table as shown, with the palm facing downwards.
  • Pull the wrist back so that the dumbbell moves towards the body.
  • Slowly return to that starting position.

Variations & progressions

  • Perform whilst kneeling with the forearm rested on a bench in front of you.

Muscles worked

Alternative exercises