Close Grip EZ Bar Curl Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • EZ Bar
  • Isolation
  • Pull
  • Beginner
  • None
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Biceps Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Close Grip EZ Bar Curl Instructions

  1. Using a close grip on the EZ Bar works the outer parts of the biceps more. Grasp an EZ Bar with an underhand grip (palms facing up). Your hands should be about 6-8 inches apart.
  2. Stand straight up, with your feet firmly on the floor at around shoulder width apart. You may find it more comfortable to take one foot back.
  3. Keeping your body completely still and eyes facing forwards, slowly curl the bar up as far as possible.
  4. Squeeze your biceps at the top of the movement, and then slowly lower the weight back down.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

​Exercise Tips:

  1. The EZ Bar is often preferred for close grip curls because the shape of the bar takes some of the strain off your wrists.
  2. When you curl the bar up, do not lean backwards! This is a form of cheating. Keep your body fixed and use your biceps to move the weight.