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Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
Other Muscles: Forearms
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl Guide

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. Stand up with your torso upright while holding an E-Z Curl Bar at the closer inner handle. The palm of your hands should be facing forward and they should be slightly tilted inwards due to the shape of the bar. The elbows should be close to the torso. This will be your starting position.
  2. While holding the upper arms stationary, curl the weights forward while contracting the biceps as you breathe out. Tip: Only the forearms should move.
  3. Continue the movement until your biceps are fully contracted and the bar is at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a second and squeeze the biceps hard.
  4. Slowly begin to bring the bar back to starting position as your breathe in.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations:

  • You can also perform this movement using an E-Z attachment hooked to a low pulley. This variation seems to really provide a good contraction at the top of the movement.
  • You may also use the wider grip for variety purposes.



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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8/10

Mar 12, 2014 10:15 PM: Ok.



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Tip: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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10/10

Sep 27, 2013 2:24 AM: With fatgrips, this exercise is a Killer !



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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10/10

Sep 1, 2013 5:25 AM: good exersize



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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10/10

Feb 12, 2013 6:20 AM: close grip ez curls better than wide grip ez curls produce more burn



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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8/10

Oct 29, 2012 5:09 AM: Can anyone tell me whether we can use a flat/straight bar instead of EZ bar and use a close-grip? or any other alternate exercise to achieve the same result? My gym doesn't have EZ Bar :(



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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10/10

Sep 25, 2011 7:15 AM: very good



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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9/10

Aug 1, 2011 9:15 AM: Leaves a nice little brun in the muscle



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Review: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

Exercise Rating
7/10

Aug 19, 2010 7:31 PM:
Before we go on please understand that I do believe this is a great exercise and that there is a place for it within our workout. The problem lies in the fact that nobody knows where this place is. Allow me to shed some light on the situation. This exercise does not only target the Biceps Brachii...+See More



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Tip: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 21, 2010 9:43 AM: Always SQUEEZE the biceps for 2 - 3 seconds at the top!



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Tip: Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

Exercise Rating
9/10

Mar 5, 2010 5:19 PM: Great exercise, as long as the only thing moving is your forearms, compensating with body movement is not acceptable.



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