EZ Bar curl exercise is a great exercise to build overall mass and strength of the bicep.

It’s also a popular choice to start any arms workout and a good alternative to the barbell curl as the shape of the bar will place less stress on the wrists, which is great for injury prevention.

EZ Bar Curls Exercise How To

  • Grip an EZ-curl bar with a shoulder width grip.  Stand with your back straight and chest out.
  • Keep your upper arms close to the body throughout the movement.
  • Curl the weight up while keeping elbows pointing straight down.  Squeeze the biceps and hold briefly.
  • Slowly lower the weight back down into starting position and repeat.

Form and Technique

It’s important to keep the back straight during EZ bar curls and never let momentum carry you through the exercise.

Bend your knees slightly to support your lower back and to avoid swinging the weight up.

Variations:  Barbell Curl, Dumbbell Curl

Routine for Strength:  3 sets x 12-15 reps

Routine for Muscle Gains:  4-5 sets x 6-8 reps

EZ Bar Curl FAQs

What muscles do EZ bar curls work?

EZ bar curls primarily work the bicep muscles, specifically the biceps brachii muscle. Perform the curl slowly for greater tension on the muscle during the exercise.

Are EZ bar curls good?

Yes, EZ bar curls are fantastic due to the unique angled grip position the EZ offers, providing a new way to work the biceps during the curl.

What is a EZ bar curl?

An EZ bar curl is a bicep curl performed with a specific bar, known as an EZ bar.

The shape of the EZ bar allows for an angled grip position, as opposed to a flat barbell that has your hands in a flat, horizontal position during the exercise.

How much does an EZ curl bar weight?

An EZ curl bar varies in weight from around 6kgs (13lbs) up to around 12kgs (26lbs) depending on the brand.

EZ curl bar dimensions differ too, from around 120cm (47 inches) up to around 130cm (51 inches).

EZ Bar Curl

How To Do EZ Bar Curls