Standing EZ Bar Curls are a good bicep exercise.
Standing EZ bar curls are a little different from using the preacher bench for curls.
When you use the preacher bench, your upper body is stabilized, so you can better isolate the biceps. But on the preacher bench there is an increased tendency for the shoulders to tip forward and out of good alignment.
Standing EZ bar Curls will still work the biceps really well, so don't fret if you don't have access to a preacher bench. In fact, use standing curls more often then preacher curls in my bicep workouts.
One benefit of using the EZ bar is that it takes pressure off your wrists when compared to barbell curls.
Here are the pictures of the standing ez bar bicep curl.
Starting Position: Simply begin by standing with the EZ bar in your hands. You can use a narrow grip, shoulders width grip or wide grip.
Form: Exhale and curl the weight towards your chest. Hold for a brief second and then slowly lower to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: Be mindful of the position of your shoulders and lower back.
Keep your shoulders down and back. Do not let your shoulders tip forward during this exercise.
Keep your spine neutral. Do not use your lower back to lift the weight.
If you have difficulty keeping good form, use a lighter weight, and always move in a slow and controlled manner.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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