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Hello,

 

Some of the exercises I have to do require a barbell. In my gym, the barbells are on the smith bench presses and the space to manoeuvre for military press or uptight rows is not much, considering that the barbells are long-ish.

 

So, I thought of using the barbells they have on the rack. But these barbells are standard weights- 10kg, 12.5kg, etc and they are curly, like the space in between the plates look like two camel humps. Can I use this type of barbell for mitilary press or uptight rows or even deadlifts?

 

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Those are called EZ bars. Some actually prefer them for upright rows and deadlifts, though for deadlifts, the weights might be too small. I've never attempted a military press with them, but would imagine that if you can find a good grip for them, there shouldn't be an issue.

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Your gym seriously doesn't have any olympic barbells? I'd consider finding another gym.... Otherwise you can do overhead presses with dumbbells. Some rows work with dumbbells as well.

 

In theory you can deadlift with dumbbells as well, but I can't imagine doing it with any appreciable weight.

 

Those are called EZ bars. Some actually prefer them for upright rows and deadlifts...
Hmm I never considered using them for anything other than a curl or reverse curl (including skullcrushers, etc.)
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Your gym seriously doesn't have any olympic barbells? I'd consider finding another gym.... Otherwise you can do overhead presses with dumbbells. Some rows work with dumbbells as well.

 

In theory you can deadlift with dumbbells as well, but I can't imagine doing it with any appreciable weight.

 

Those are called EZ bars. Some actually prefer them for upright rows and deadlifts...
Hmm I never considered using them for anything other than a curl or reverse curl (including skullcrushers, etc.)

 

I've never used them for deadlifts, but have seen others use them that way. Those who do are 'fitness enthusiasts,' not people serious about lifting.

 

I don't do upright rows that often, but I've found them to be the best use for EZ bars for myself. Using a straight bar for them always put more strain on my wrists than curling or doing skull crushers did.

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