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leefarley 07-31-2012 04:29 AM

straight bar vs ez curl bar
 
what bar is best for bicep curls the straight bar or the ez bar

Gaz6682 07-31-2012 04:36 AM

I have read several times that the straight bar curl recruits more muscle fibres of the bicep so unless you have wrist/elbow issues I would go with that.

leefarley 07-31-2012 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaz6682 (Post 264078)
I have read several times that the straight bar curl recruits more muscle fibres of the bicep so unless you have wrist/elbow issues I would go with that.

yeah i have read that to thats what got me thinking.

IronWill 07-31-2012 05:35 AM

Check this thread to see what Rippetoe says about it.

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/vid...-extenion.html

IronManlet 07-31-2012 05:40 AM

Never do things the easy way. :D

Fazc 07-31-2012 07:37 AM

EZ Bar for me, straight bars not to great on my elbows.

MC 07-31-2012 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Fazc (Post 264094)
EZ Bar for me, straight bars not to great on my elbows.

+1

My elbows don't like straight bar curling. I use an EZ Barbell and it helps tremendously.

glwanabe 07-31-2012 07:50 AM

Chinup bar for me.

Rich Knapp 07-31-2012 08:40 AM

IMO

For Curls its good to use BOTH.

Straight bar your hand is rotated out contracting the 2 heads a lot more. At the top of the curl you are forsed to squeeze the heads to finish the rep.
Good for over all power curls and looking impressive in the gym.

EZ bar is easier on the elbows, forarms, wrists and grip. Thus the name "EZ Bar"
EZ bars have a wide variety of styles and bends this also allows more variety of grips and angle to work the upper arm and hit the Brachialis and Pronator Teres also giving more size and thickness to the arm.

Boils down to goal and length of time under your belt. With this being in "Muscle Building and Bodybuilding" I'm assuming you care about the end result look of your time invested.

If you can use both, alternating them. Do EZ for month then us a straight bar for a month. With either one you are still doing bar curls, just keeping it fresh and getting the benefits of different angle every other month.

:rockon:

BendtheBar 07-31-2012 11:54 AM

Listen to what Ripp has to say about the EZ bar and biceps:

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