Ez Bar Curl Exercise Guide

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Ez Bar Curl is a strength exercise that works your biceps.

Ez Bar Curl is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms and upper body.

It requires ez-bar to do.

Ez Bar Curl
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How to do Ez Bar Curl


The EZ-Bar Curl movement incorporates either an EZ-bar or curl bar to help separate the biceps and create stronger muscles.

Start out standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.

Hold onto the barbell in front of you with an underhand (palms up) grip and lower the bar until it is up to your thighs because that would be your starting spot.

Make sure that you hold your elbows straight, lift the bar gradually up into your chest until your forearms hit your biceps, experience a stretch and pull in those muscles.

Hold for a count then return back to the starting spot.

Repeat with as many reps and sets as needed.

Tips :

You should press back against a wall or a pillar to keep yourself from swaying thereby rendering the exercise unsuccessful.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do ez bar curl from this step-by-step illustrations:

Ez Bar Curl 1
Ez Bar Curl 2

Muscles Worked

The muscles used for ez bar curl may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for ez bar curl are:

Primary Muscles

  • Biceps

Synergyst Muscles

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Ez Bar Curl work?
Ez Bar Curl works biceps.
What is Ez Bar Curl good for?
Ez Bar Curl is beneficial for conditioning and to strengthen. It works the best for arms and upper body, as it works biceps. Ez Bar Curl is a great strength exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Ez Bar Curl a good exercise?
Ez Bar Curl is a popular strength exercise for biceps.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Ez Bar Curl Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Ez Bar Curl Standards and Averages


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Ez Bar Curl Variations

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Type(s) Strength, Isolated
Muscles Worked Biceps Brachii
Difficulty Level(s) Basic, Easy
Equipment EZ-Bar
Location At Gym
Major Exercise Barbell Curl

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Biceps
Synergyst muscle(s)

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