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Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Biceps Other Muscles: Forearms Equipment: Barbell Mechanics Type: Isolation Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: 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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9/10

Jul 27, 2015 2:13 AM: I found this exercise very good as a biceps workout and is very efficient but there was to much lack of disruption and detail in the presentation for it(which was very annoying for me because I had no clue how to actually hold it, and then I found out I had a different type of EZ bar).

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10/10

Jan 27, 2015 9:58 AM: the close grip curl works more biceps but the standard one works alot of biceps but not al much as close grip the standard one uses some chest which means your muscles dont need to do as much as they would by doing a close grip curl :D hope this helps

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Jan 27, 2015 9:57 AM: the close grip curl works more biceps but the standard one works alot of biceps but not al much as close grip the standard one uses some chest which means your muscles dont need to do as much as they would by doing a close grip curl :D hope this helps

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8/10

Mar 12, 2014 10:15 PM: Ok.

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10/10

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

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10/10

Sep 1, 2013 5:25 AM: good exersize

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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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10/10

Sep 25, 2011 7:15 AM: very good

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9/10

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

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