Why reverse wrist curl is difficult as compared to wrist curl, I recently started training my wrists and I find it, are muscles for reverse wrist curl weaker by nature?

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Wrist flexors are stronger than extensors due to differences in muscle compartment composition. The wrist and finger flexors provide more precise movements, including an additional muscle that's a powerful wrist and finger flexor called the:

Flexor Digitorum Profundus

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In contrast, the primary wrist extensor is the Extensor Digitorum. As a matching Flexor Digitorum also exists the absence of an "Extensor Profundus" results in less precise, weaker wrist Extension.

Extensor Digitorum

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