EZ-BAR FRENCH CURL

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • SETUP: Stand upright, with your chest out and shoulders back. Get into a split-stance if you prefer. Press an EZ-bar overhead, you can hold the inner or outer grip for this exercise, whichever is most comfortable.
  • REP: Lower the EZ-bar back behind your head by bending at the elbow. Keep your elbows as tight as you can, resisting the urge to let them flare out. Drive the weight back up and squeeze your triceps hard when the bar reaches the top position.
  • TIP: This exercise can be harsh on the elbows & forearms. The bend of an EZ-bar is usually a good thing here, but if you still experience issues I recommend swapping this exercise for an Overhead Cable Extension (below).

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Arms (Triceps)
overhead french curl

ALTERNATIVE EXERCISES: