Curling your wrists during a bicep curl detracts from the primary focus on the biceps brachii muscle. Instead, it places emphasis on the muscles in your forearms, particularly the wrist flexors.
Although these forearm muscles contribute to the movement, they are secondary to the biceps, so to maximise bicep stimulation, it is important to maintain a neutral wrist position throughout the exercise.
Excessively curling your wrists increases the risk of injury. The tendons and ligaments in your wrists are not designed to bear heavy loads while in a flexed position. Repeatedly curling your wrists in this manner can lead to discomfort, strain, and potentially more severe issues such as tendonitis or sprains.
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