Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredEZ Bar
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Forearms Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Reverse Grip Preacher Curl (EZ Bar) Overview

The reverse grip preacher curl with EZ bar is a variation of the preacher curl and an exercise used to isolate the biceps.

The angle used when performing preacher curl variations allows for a more focused concentric portion of the curl. This is especially helpful when trying to build bicep peaks and promote a pump in the biceps. The reverse grip hand positioning will naturally make the biceps more involved in the exercise.

The dumbbell preacher curl would be an exercise primarily used by bodybuilders to help build bigger biceps. It is an isolation movement that is best used towards the end of your workouts if your goal is building a more aesthetic physique.

Reverse Grip Preacher Curl (EZ Bar) Instructions

  1. Setup for the exercise by adjusting the seat height of the preacher bench so that the back of your upper arms rest flat on the pads.
  2. Select an EZ bar, grasp it using a pronated grip (palms facing down), and sit on the bench.
  3. Keeping your arms fixed, curl the weight until your forearms are around 90 degrees to the floor.
  4. Do not pause, and slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

Reverse Grip Preacher Curl (EZ Bar) Tips

  • Keep the rep timing slow and control the weight throughout the movement.
  • Keep your wrists straight - do not allow them to sag forward.