Quote: "Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body so be kind to it." - Elaine Moran
The Barbell Curl with the W or Ez Bar is a great exercise to help build size and strength in the biceps. Having bigger and stronger biceps will assist in performing pull ups, lifting more weight in the Deadlift and give you increased strength in any activity and sport that requires a pulling motion. Compared to the straight bar, using the W Bar puts less stress on the wrists and forearms by putting your wrists and elbows in a more natural position.
Performing bicep curls with a straight bar will provide more activation in the bicep muscles than the W Bar at a greater risk of injury.
This is going to sound silly, but if you want bigger and stronger biceps, performing compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts, cleans, bench press, dips and pull ups is the key due to the amount of stress they put on the body and the growth hormones the body releases to aid in muscular growth. Performing barbell curls will help prevent bicep injuries from happening when you perform these compound exercises.
Benefits of the Barbell Curl with the W Bar
There are many benefits to doing the Barbell Curl with the W Bar. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
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