can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

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can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

Post by Username » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:07 pm

hi :)

i am a beginner at the weight lifting business
i do my little exercises in my small room
so can i do squat with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

thanx in advance

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Re: can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

Post by Stephen Johnson » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:41 pm

Username wrote:hi :)

i am a beginner at the weight lifting business
i do my little exercises in my small room
so can i do squat with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

thanx in advance
Try it and see.

My guess is that you'll have problems - those two bars weren't designed to rest on your shoulders

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Post by Scott Ismari » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:19 pm

I agree, the ez bar is too narrow to squat with. You need at least a 6 ft utility bar so you dont cramp your shoulder girdle, the longer the bar, the better the balance you will get. Besides the curves on the ez bar can cause the bar to roll off your back since its not balanced for that type of use.
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Post by Matt Z » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:09 am

A previous thread on this site mentioned doing Zercher Squats with an EZ-curl bar. Maybe you could try them.

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Post by Scott Ismari » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:25 pm

for some reason, front squats evaded me...I guess im used to doing front squats with a full bar across the clavicles. not holding them down by the chest. I have asthma that really constricts my diaphram and breathing if I hold anything close to my chest doing exercises. Good suggestion Matt.
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Re: can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

Post by YeahBuddy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:47 pm

Username wrote:hi :)

i am a beginner at the weight lifting business
i do my little exercises in my small room
so can i do squat with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

thanx in advance
A hack squat seems like the best choice. Putting that thing on your shoulders, especially without a rack, can't be safe. There's also a squat where you stradle the bar between your legs and hold it with one hand in front and one hand in back, but I can't remember the name.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:25 am

Of course, you could also try Overhead Squats. It just might be a little difficult to ballance with a short barbell.

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Re: can squat be done with EZ Curl Bar (or Triceps Bar) ?

Post by Stephen Johnson » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:37 am

YeahBuddy wrote:There's also a squat where you stradle the bar between your legs and hold it with one hand in front and one hand in back, but I can't remember the name.
It's called the Jefferson Lift

Doing them with a short bar like the E-Z-curl would be a real problem

Matt's idea of a Zercher is probably the best solution, unless you have dumbbells

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Post by leif3141 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:02 pm

I do lunges with the ez curl bar here at home...never tried squatting, as getting it up on my shoulders from the ground with any reasonable amount of weight would be 5x harder than the weight I use lunges for.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:04 am

Hmmm ... Jefferson Squats might not be such a good idea if you have short arms. Ouch!

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Post by leif3141 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:38 pm

What the hell is a Zercher squat?

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Post by Scott Ismari » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:28 pm

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/exercise ... rsquat.htm

front squat done with bar cradled down by lower chest
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