New Grip On Bench
- 04-25-2012, 02:47 AM
New Grip On Bench
I recently switched grips on the bench from ring finger on the ring to middle finger on the ring. I'm 6'1" with long arms and a wider grip feels a lot better, not to mention I can put up more weight like this.
Has my grip been too narrow this whole time? I feel like I'm taking triceps out a little by going wider, but I don't care as long as I can improve my bench.
What are your opinions on good grips for the bench?
- 04-25-2012, 08:24 AM
- 04-25-2012, 09:25 AM
just both grips in your training. i have been training for powerlifting and for training i usually go narrow. once a month for max effort i will do 1 narrow attempt, one wider, and one as wide as i can go in a meet.you can call me "ozzie" for short.
04-25-2012, 11:54 AM
haha! Im 6' and just recently (well like 6 weeks ago) did the same EXACT thing. from ring on the ring to middle on the ring and i feel 10x better doing it. I USED to go whole grip outside the ring a long time ago but I think that was too wide.
Log of EPIC by FRL - http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/202576-should-epic-frl.html
04-25-2012, 12:24 PM
I'm 5"10 so unfortunately I don't share the pain.
ps. I hate all of you who are 6'+ lol
But seriously, I feel like the closer your grip is(To an extent), the less likely you are to injure something while benching. Shoulder damage, tendonitis and pec tears are becoming more common and a narrower grip normally relieves some of the stress from those areas.
04-25-2012, 12:26 PM
I have my ring finger also on the outer ring. I'm 5'10" with a 6'3" reach so finding a groove has been a pain, literally.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
04-25-2012, 12:52 PM
04-25-2012, 12:57 PM
04-25-2012, 02:58 PM
05-02-2012, 05:54 PM
if your arms are that long you should end up at pointer finger on the ring, which is max grip in powerlifting- each time you bring your hands out you shorten your bench stroke
Similar Forum Threads
- By deumcole in forum Powerlifting/StrongmanReplies: 6Last Post: 10-17-2011, 05:46 PM
- By fruitpunch24 in forum Powerlifting/StrongmanReplies: 10Last Post: 07-21-2010, 10:43 PM
- By lazerss9 in forum Exercise ScienceReplies: 2Last Post: 07-19-2007, 11:08 PM
- By Rock Lee in forum Exercise ScienceReplies: 5Last Post: 03-15-2004, 12:03 PM
- By LakeMountD in forum Exercise ScienceReplies: 14Last Post: 03-23-2003, 05:37 PM