Muscle Anatomy – Forearm Muscle

Exercise Muscle Anatomy

Forearms are integral to hand and arm movement, it is the region of the upper limb between the elbow and the wrist. This is measured by the three major groups of muscles which are –

  • Brachioradialis Muscle
  • Flexor Muscle
  • Extensor Muscle

Brachioradialis Muscle

The brachioradialis is a muscle of the forearm that flexes the forearm at the elbow. It is also capable of both pronation and supination, depending on the position of the forearm.

Exercises: Forearm exercise in gym

• Machine reverse curl
• Barbell Reverse curl
• Hammer Curl
• Preacher reverse curl

Flexor Muscle

Flexor carpi radialis is a muscle of the human forearm that acts to flex and (radial) abduct the hand.


• DB wrist curls (palm up)
• Barbell wrist curl behind the hip
• Cable wrist curls (palm up)
• Barbell Wrist curls (palm up)

Extensor Muscle

The extensor carpi radialis longueurs are one of the five main muscles that control movements at the wrist.


• Barbell Wrist curls (palm facing down)
• Cable wrist curls (palm facing down)
• DB wrist curls (palm facing down)

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