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EZ Barbell Anti Gravity Press

EZ Barbell Anti Gravity Press

The EZ Barbell Anti Gravity Press is an incredible compound exercise that targets multiple upper body muscle groups simultaneously. It primarily works the chest, shoulders, and triceps while also engaging the core for stability. This exercise is a variation of the traditional barbell bench press, but with a slight modification in hand grip. To perform the EZ Barbell Anti Gravity Press, you will need an EZ barbell, which has a zigzag-shaped grip in the center. Begin by lying flat on a bench with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Grasp the EZ barbell with an overhand grip and position your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. The anti-gravity aspect of this exercise comes into play as you lift the barbell upwards. Unlike the regular bench press, you'll lift the barbell vertically, directly above your chest, until your arms are fully extended. This unique movement places more emphasis on the upper chest muscles and shoulders. Maintain a controlled and steady motion throughout the exercise, ensuring that you fully engage the targeted muscles. Focus on exhaling as you lift the weight and inhaling as you lower it back down to the starting position. It is crucial to keep your core tight and your back flat against the bench to avoid any unnecessary strain. Incorporating the EZ Barbell Anti Gravity Press into your workout routine can help increase upper body strength, promote muscle growth, and enhance overall upper body definition. Mix it up with other pressing exercises to create a well-rounded workout regimen that challenges your muscles in various ways. Remember to prioritize proper form and start with a weight that allows you to complete the movement with controlled repetitions. As you become more comfortable, gradually increase the weight to continue progressing and achieving your fitness goals. Enjoy the benefits of this challenging and effective exercise!

Instructions

  • Set up a bench at a flat or incline position of your choice.
  • Place the EZ barbell on the ground in front of the bench.
  • Lie down on the bench with your feet firmly on the ground and your back flat against the bench.
  • Grip the EZ barbell with an overhand grip, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  • Lift the EZ barbell off the ground, extending your arms fully and holding the bar directly above your chest.
  • Inhale and slowly lower the bar towards your chest, keeping your elbows slightly tucked in.
  • Once the bar lightly touches your chest, exhale and press it back up to the starting position, fully extending your arms.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • When finished, carefully lower the barbell back to the ground.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining proper form and technique throughout the exercise.
  • Incorporate a variety of rep ranges to challenge your muscles and promote growth.
  • Engage your core by keeping your abdominal muscles activated throughout the movement.
  • Make sure to warm up adequately before attempting heavier weights to prevent injury.
  • Gradually increase the weight and intensity of the exercise as you build strength and confidence.
  • Listen to your body and rest when needed to allow for proper recovery and prevent overtraining.
  • Ensure that your grip on the EZ barbell is firm and secure to maintain control throughout the movement.
  • Don't forget to breathe properly during the exercise, exhaling when exerting force and inhaling during the eccentric phase.
  • Consult with a fitness professional if you're unsure about proper form or modifications for your individual needs.
  • Fuel your body with nutritious foods and adequate hydration to optimize performance and recovery.
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