Thread: close grip bench question
11-10-2005, 03:46 PM #1
close grip bench question
I worked my arms today b/c I switch from chest/tris to bis/tris. Anyway I was doing close grip and I noticed I was getting a good pump in my chest. Now I usually didn't notice it b/c I did them after my chest but since I did tris on thier own I wasn't sure how much I should be using my chest?
11-10-2005, 04:01 PM #2
Are you're elbows traveling to far away from your torso? You will start recruiting the pecs more when this happens. Using a reverse-grip, spotter needed, forces the elbows in more than using a prone-grip (less weight is used but the triceps will take more of the workload).
11-10-2005, 04:06 PM #3Originally Posted by striker93
11-10-2005, 04:46 PM #4Banned
Originally Posted by 24labor
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11-11-2005, 08:36 AM #5
Reverse grip presses are great for tricep strength and development. Plus your regular bench will skyrocket from doing this movement.
11-11-2005, 10:34 AM #6Registered User
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It's hard to get used to, but reverse grip are great alternatives. You don't see many people doing them, but they are wonder workers.
On close grip, I brush my torso with my elbows on the negative side of the lift, makes me have something to think about while I'm doing them so my elbows are tucked in.
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