reverse grip bench

  1. reverse grip bench


    can someone shed some light on me as to how this is performed? i mean yeah it is quite obvious on how to hold it, but how low on your body etc should the weight be brought to? it seems a ****load of more advanced lifters on animals board seem to say its the best tricep mass builder, figured id give it a try...
    PharmD


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  3. I don't agree, because it ****s my wrists... but to each his own
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  4. yeah, it is pretty hard on the wrists, u might wanna try it with an ez curl bar.

  5. Works fine for me...tho i don't get much out of it.

    Must be me.

  6. seems they say to do it on a smith machine..
    PharmD

  7. Originally posted by dez/null
    Works fine for me...tho i don't get much out of it.

    Must be me.
    same here..no wrist prob but it doesnt do much for me...i much prefer close grip bench...and also decline skull crushers using an ez bar.

  8. Originally posted by LakeMountD
    seems they say to do it on a smith machine..
    i dont like smith mach except as a once in awhile variation to change things up or if there's no one around to spot you on a lift...so as a rule i dont use the smith machine because the bar wont follow the body's normal range of motion since the bar moves in a fixed plane....

  9. Works best for me when I lower the bar to my lower abs, and push up from there. Takes the stress off the wrists and works the outer tris quite well. Try those skull crushers with a reverse grip too, but be careful you dont drop the bar on your head

  10. Originally posted by BigVrunga
    but be careful you dont drop the bar on your head
    this only applies to normal folks tho...i can think of a coula guya at my gym who would benefit from a good whack on the head...heh

  11. problem is, most people who would benefit from the bar dropping on them can't lift enough for it to do substantial damage...

  12. hahahaha....

  13. I was thinking of giving this a try, but I am now discouraged after most of you said it doesn't do much for your triceps.

  14. For me, reverse grip bench on a smith machine is one of my favorite tri exercises along with close grip and then skullcrushers. Some combination of these and my tri's are usually trashed. I don't do pushdowns or other cable stuff much for the tri's, instead I prefer compound exercises. Give it a try, go hard and heavy, and see what you think.

  15. I use that movement along with heavy close grip bench for strong powerful tri's.
    Cables and other lighter movements after my arms are fried...........

    If you let the weight come down a little lower than your sternum it relieves the wrist discomfort alot!
  

  
 

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