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2004/01/26 19:43:22 (permalink)
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what works best for you e/z/bar or straight bar
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    TREBOR
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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 20:07:39 (permalink)
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    Straight bar hurts my wrists once the poundages start to get high so i use the ez bar.
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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 20:24:39 (permalink)
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    Definately straight bar.

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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 20:25:32 (permalink)
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    tyrob:

    Straight bar actives the biceps much more than the EZ bar. The EZ bar moves the stress from the biceps to the brachalis, exactly the opposite of what you want to do.

    If someone experiences wrist or forearm pain when curling, it's a sign that he/she has relatively weaker wrists and forearms and needs to strengthen them. Do lever lifts, reverse curls, hammer curls, preferably with a thick bar and thick handled dumbbells.
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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 20:39:17 (permalink)
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    I get on much better with EZ than straight but I have a suppination problem...

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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 20:50:01 (permalink)
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    frankie ny ,doing your 5x5 at the moment still adding weight each week to all my lifts,just like to say looking better on 5x5 than ive ever done, up to 40kgs on b/b/curls strict with straight bar, will keep at it
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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 21:14:13 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Frankie NY

    tyrob:

    Straight bar actives the biceps much more than the EZ bar. The EZ bar moves the stress from the biceps to the brachalis, exactly the opposite of what you want to do.

    If someone experiences wrist or forearm pain when curling, it's a sign that he/she has relatively weaker wrists and forearms and needs to strengthen them. Do lever lifts, reverse curls, hammer curls, preferably with a thick bar and thick handled dumbbells.

    disagree mate,ive done heavy manual labour all my life worked as a hodcarrier for 6 year,that sort of work,works your hands wrists and forearms more than any workout ever could,ive included hammer curls on and off for many years and have been doing lever bar work for the last 3.
    I would say i have strong wrists be it not very big,just under 7" but as i said before as soon as the poundages start to get heavy it causes me pain so i use an ez bar and it doesnt seem to have hindered growth.
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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 21:22:01 (permalink)
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    Aside from the wrist strengthening thing i still think you would have made better progress with the straight bar.

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    RE: curls 2004/01/26 22:20:30 (permalink)
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    TREBOR:

    Don't take my observations personally. I'm just pointing out a common cause of wrist pain. In absolute terms, you may have very strong hands and wrists, which seems to be the case given your lines of work. However, in relative terms, you may have much stronger front delts and biceps than wrists, which is why you get wrist pain.

    How much you use certain muscles or how big they are don't indicate a relative strength. For example, I have big, muscular legs, but my squat is the weakest of the three big lifts.

    One last thought. If you haven't tried it already, buy or make a 2" or if you have big hands, a 2 1/2" thick bar and thick handled dumbbells. You can also buy them from IronMind. Train with them for all your exercises for 6 months. You won't believe the difference in hand, wrist, and forearm strength.
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    RE: curls 2004/01/27 00:32:20 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by dirtyvest

    I get on much better with EZ than straight but I have a suppination problem...

    Dirty



    i got the same problem
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    RE: curls 2004/01/27 00:38:34 (permalink)
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    I read somewhere (uh oh) years ago, that if when using an EZ curl bar, you position your hands so that your little fingers are slighty higher than your thumbs, then it places more stress upon your biceps. Dunno if it is true or not?
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