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Fooling Around with Wrist Curls - Left Arm Weaker?


I just done wrist curls with a 25lb dumbell and noticed when i point my palms down to the ground my left arm is a lot weaker compared to the right. When there facing its about the same.

How does that affect the bench press and deadlift i wonder? Should i even do some more wrist curls..probably.


I don't remember where I read it, but I vaguely recall it being said that wrist curls will not really do anything good for your grip and they'll cause you grief. I want to say it was a Westside Article but I can't recall. I've always just stayed away from them and figured my forearms get enough work with everything else I do.


I don't have grip problems really for the basic barbell lifts. But my wrists complain about all the OHP and bench press work i do at times. Especially the overhead stuff.

I didn't know this before, its interesting to me. :slight_smile:

btw i do zero direct forarm work


That's because you don't have your wrists in line with your forearms and elbows on OHP and bench, guaranteed that you do both, especially OHP w/ your wrists cocked back. Get your wrists straightened out. forget about wrist curls forever