My wife and I recently moved up to the White Mountains of NH and, to be honest, the gyms around here aren’t too plentiful. I’ve been lifting weights since I’ve been a teenager and, let’s just say, it has become a habit for me.
Without a good weight workout, my outlook on life noticeably suffers. I think my workouts are more important for my mental outlook than for my physical being. I need my workouts!
So, since there aren’t a lot of gyms near my house and the one that is near my house is fairly expensive, I decided to section off an area of my shed for lifting weights at home. I picked up a bunch of free Olympic weights but I didn’t have any Olympic-sized bars. So, my first purchase of an Olympic-size bar was a 47” Body Solid EZ Curl Bar.
An EZ Curl bar is certainly a staple in any gym whether it be a commercial or a home gym. So, it’s no surprise that this was one of my first Olympic-size bars that I purchased. I also purchased a 7’ Olympic-size straight bar as well (for benching, dead lifts, and squats) and it’s being delivered this week.
As I am furnishing my home workout area I recently added an XMark seated calf raise machine that I am loving! It’s really nice to have quality equipment that I can use any time of the day or night.
I put together a quick youTube video review which shows me unboxing, cleaning, and using my new Body Solid EZ Curl Bar. You can check it out below.
As you can see from the video, I’m just putting together a weightlifting area in a section of my 12′ X 20′ shed. I’m hoping to chronicle all of the workout equipment that I purchase to set up this weightlifting area. I also purchased some CAP Spring Collars that I wrote about here that I use on the Body Solid Curl Bar.
Body Solid EZ Curl Bar Images below.
(Click on either image for a larger view.)
Features of the Body Solid Curl Bar
- Dimensions – 47 x 3 x 3 inches
- Shipping Weight – 18 pounds
- Color – Black and Metal
- Material – Two grips to target the inner and outer bicep heads
- Well-built, solid construction.
- Great value