EZ Bar Front Raise

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: EZ bar standing front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: EZ bar
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-4, each of 10-12 reps
  • Variations: Reverse grip (supinated), and incline EZ bar front raises
  • Alternative: None

The EZ bar front raise is a free-weight variation performed in the same way as the barbell front raise except that you do it with an EZ curl bar. Using the EZ bar is more comfortable on your wrists than doing the exercise with a straight barbell, and hence it is more suitable for the beginners.

EZ Bar Front Raise Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: EZ bar standing front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: EZ bar
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-4, each of 10-12 reps
  • Variations: Reverse grip (supinated), and incline EZ bar front raises
  • Alternative: None

How to do EZ Bar Front Raise

Grab an EZ bar with weight plates (weighing about 40-50 lbs) using a shoulder-width, overhand grip. Stand upright and hold the bar in front of your thighs with your elbows flexed. Lift the bar in a semicircular manner until your upper arms are slightly higher than horizontal. Lower the bar to return to the initial position.

EZ Bar Front Raise

EZ Bar Standing Front Raise Tips

  • You may stand upright against a wall to keep your torso from swinging.
  • Hold the bar with your hands closer to work your leading deltoids more. Keeping your hands wider helps you focus more on your middle deltoids.

Variations

  1. Reverse Grip EZ Bar Front Raise: Performed in the same way as the traditional version except you hold the bar with an underhand (supinated) grip.
  2. Incline EZ Bar Front Raise: Involves performing the exercise by lying prone on an incline bench fixed at an angle of 45 degrees.

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