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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
Anyone prefer reverse grip over standard?
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
No. You're asking for trouble. I can see the bar rolling back and falling on your neck.
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
Ehh if I did it I would prob do it in a cage with the supports set or on a Smith. I keep hearing its alot better on the shoulders for long limbed lifters.
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SOLARSUPLEX private msg quote post Address this user
I've tried it on flat bench just out of curiosity and would honestly never do it again. I don't have an issue benching normally and that just made it much harder.
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
Just tried it out in the rack and on the smith, actually felt alot more comfortable to me and it slammed my chest, but it was a bit akward to unrack on the flat, pretty easy to unrack on the smith and felt great
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Neutral grip benching using a Swiss bar or DBs would be your best hey if you're concerned with shoulder health. -3X
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah after dealing with all these issues with my back I'm wanting to make safety my top priority for longetivity. I've actually been wanting to get a Swiss bar really bad but I don't have an extra 300 laying around atm /: but great advice!
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
@eknight have you tried globe gripz?
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eknight private msg quote post Address this user
Negative. -3X
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SOLARSUPLEX private msg quote post Address this user
@csizemore21 you could try and rig something with lifting straps on a smith to try and make the grip more neutral. Safety becomes the issue though.
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by eknight
Neutral grip benching using a Swiss bar or DBs would be your best hey if you're concerned with shoulder health. -3X


Just came in here to mention the Swiss Bar, but EK beat me to it.

You can get one on Amazon for $160.

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AccomplishAthletic private msg quote post Address this user
never actually tried reverse grip bench press. I wouldnt do it as a replacement for regular bench press as you will never gain huge amounts of strength or muscle growth simply from this exercise I would however try it after going heavy on bench press and go light and use it to hit my chest from a different angel. I will try doing it in a video and talk more about it stay tuned

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBXb8QwrnnRAqPWsRCXHiw/featured
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
@AccomplishAthletic it's been done for like 700 pounds lol, so I would disagree with the power and strength part.
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Really I had no idea. I just thought its an exercise that puts your wrists in a compromised position. Im sure its an exercise you would have to adapt to if used to conventional bench pressing
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One of the greatest bench pressers of all time- Anthony Clark- exclusively did reverse grip benching.

I'm curious how it puts your wrists in a compromised position? They're in the exact same position as a normal bench press. The difference in movement is due to supination of the forearm and internal rotation of the shoulder. -3X
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