Bicep Exercises

Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl

This exercise uses a cambered EZ or curl bar to isolate the biceps during a curl.

Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl - Step 1 Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl - Step 2


  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your knees slightly bent and your abs drawn in.
  2. Grasp an EZ bar with an underhand close (4 inch) grip on the innermost part of the bar.
  3. Extend your arms fully against your thighs.
  4. Keeping your elbows straight, raise the bar towards your chest.
  5. Pause for moment and then return to the starting position.


  • Lean up against a wall or post if you have problems keeping from swinging.

Close-Grip EZ Bar Curl - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Biceps
Secondary Muscle: Forearms
Equipment Type: Barbell

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