Any reason why I can't use an EZ curl bar for this?
I wouldn't advise it. Bent bar, no whip, no rotation ... say goodbye to your wrists if you do anything heavy.
Put some meat on your bones and that wouldn't be a concern ...
Why would you wanna do that? What's wrong with the barbell?Originally Posted by Paladyr
It's inside a smith machine :-P.Originally Posted by Iron Bull
I used the EZ curl bar and it was fine.... I'm not really sure how a straight bar would make it any easier....
Yeah, the bar needs to be able to rotate. I have never tried it and I'm not sure why you would. How much weight are you handling with it?Originally Posted by Anthony
Because a bar designed for olympic lifting will have a smaller diameter that provides more whip so there's less impact on the wrists, better grip (especially on the snatch), it will rotate so there's less impact on the wrists, and it's straight so you can actually drop under it properly without the bends in the bar smacking you.Originally Posted by Paladyr
My guess is that you're using light weight and/or you're pulling the bar up like an upright row.
Again, I definitely don't think you should be doing any fast moves with an ezbar. Don't wait until you break your wrist before you realize this is a bad move - stop now.