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EZ Bar Standing French Press

Exercise Profile

Body PartTriceps, Upper Arms
EquipmentEZ Barbell
Primary MusclesTriceps Brachii
Secondary Muscles
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Introduction to the EZ Bar Standing French Press

The EZ Bar Standing French Press is a strength-building exercise primarily targeting the triceps, but also engaging the shoulders and chest. It's ideal for those seeking to improve their upper body strength, particularly athletes and weightlifters. This exercise is desirable as it promotes muscle growth, enhances sports performance, and aids in performing daily activities with more ease.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial EZ Bar Standing French Press

  • Extend your arms upward until they are straight, keeping your elbows close to your head and your hands slightly narrower than shoulder-width apart.
  • Slowly lower the bar behind your head while maintaining the position of your upper arms, bending only at the elbows until your forearms touch your biceps.
  • Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement, then push the bar back up to the starting position, extending your arms fully but without locking your elbows.
  • Repeat this movement for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring to maintain control of the bar throughout the entire exercise.

Tips for Performing EZ Bar Standing French Press

  • Controlled Movement: When lowering the bar, bend your elbows and do so in a slow and controlled manner. Avoid rushing the movement or using momentum to lift the bar. This is a common mistake that can lead to injury and doesn't effectively engage the triceps.
  • Elbow Position: Keep your elbows close to your head throughout the exercise. A common mistake is to let the elbows flare out to the sides which can put unnecessary strain on the shoulder joints and doesn't target the triceps as effectively.
  • Full Range of Motion: Lower the bar until it's about level with your forehead, or slightly below, then press the bar back up to the starting position. This

EZ Bar Standing French Press FAQs

Can beginners do the EZ Bar Standing French Press?

Yes, beginners can do the EZ Bar Standing French Press exercise. However, they should start with a light weight to ensure they are using the correct form and to prevent injury. It's also recommended to have a trainer or experienced individual supervise to ensure the exercise is being done correctly.

What are common variations of the EZ Bar Standing French Press?

  • Incline EZ Bar French Press: In this variation, the exercise is performed on an incline bench which targets the triceps from a different angle and can help emphasize the long head of the triceps.
  • EZ Bar Skull Crushers: This variation involves lowering the bar to the forehead instead of behind the head, which can provide a different stimulus to the triceps muscles.
  • Close-Grip EZ Bar Press: In this variation, you grip the bar with hands close together which can increase the focus on the lateral head of the triceps.
  • Two-Arm Dumbbell French Press: Instead of using an EZ bar, this variation uses dumbbells, which can help improve muscle balance and coordination as each arm works independently.

What are good complementing exercises for the EZ Bar Standing French Press?

  • Close Grip Bench Press: By focusing on the triceps like the EZ Bar Standing French Press, this exercise also increases arm strength and stability, which can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the French Press.
  • Skull Crushers: This exercise also targets the triceps, but from a different angle, helping to ensure a well-rounded tricep workout that complements the muscle engagement achieved with the EZ Bar Standing French Press.

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