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    Whts goin on in dis thrad kr0nic's Avatar
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    Bench Press with Ez Bar ?

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on using a ez bar for benchpresses ?

    Iv only got a ez bar at the moment and have been using it for benches, should i buy a regular straight bar for my benches ?

    Thanks
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    Honestly I was thinking about that to. I always use straight, straight feels like there is more resistent. Ez bar was meant to save your wrists from damage with curls, but with bench press it does not feel like having the bar curl will help your wrists...
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    yeah i always liked the idea of doing that, would feel more natural.. Shame the EZ bar isnt 7 foot long to fit on my rack
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    What's an eazy bar?
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    I do the reverse grip bench press with an EZ bar for my triceps. It's an awesome exercise. I've never done it as part of my chest workout, but there's no reason why it wouldn't work also. Getting it into position can be a bit difficult unless you modify your bar. I know some welders and they extended my EZ bar to 7 feet long. I can put it in a power rack and use it just like a regular barbell.
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    we have a bigger ez bar that i see people use all the time on bench at my gym.... seems to work great
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    Originally Posted by kr0nic View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on using a ez bar for benchpresses ?

    Iv only got a ez bar at the moment and have been using it for benches, should i buy a regular straight bar for my benches ?

    Thanks
    I love doing my close grip bench with the EZ. Often set it with skull crushers when working tris.. love it

    Maybe get some DBs instead and do your bench with freeweights ??
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    Because of limited space in my basement, I often use the EZ bar instead of a barbell. If you're not looking for an especially wide grip, it can work pretty well.

    I like it for neck presses too, since the cambered contour allows me to bring the bar down further and thus gives me a better stretch in the pecs.
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    Originally Posted by gixxer0.6g View Post
    What's an eazy bar?
    an eazy bar is the little chrome colored bar that people typically use for preacher curls, it has the close grip and wide grip bends in it...after i do skull crushers, i usually do close grip bench with whatever weight i was using on the crushers, just to hit and burn out my triceps even more
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    skull crushers to close grip bench press give the tris a nice pump.
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    i like using the easy bar on decline benching if im to weak in the workout to stabalize the dumbells.
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