Article: Boost Your Upper Pecs With Reverse Grip

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    Never thought of reverse grip pec workouts. Might give it a try next week. Anyone try this yet?
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    i've been using reverse grip for my dumb bell presses... with lower weight tho.

    you get a much tighter contraction and I can actually see the pump happen.
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    I just started doing reverse grip BP this week because of shoulder issues....just turns out that I needed to up my hood game too haha... nice
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    I can't believe in almost 15 years of lifting I've never used reverse grip for pressing. Can't wait to try it!
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    Interesting, but what's the consensus on reverse-grip incline pressing?
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    I'm going to try it on machines first
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    Defenetly going to try it next chest work out! Look uncomfortable for the wrists thou...
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    Ditto here

    Originally Posted by lexmuscle View Post
    I can't believe in almost 15 years of lifting I've never used reverse grip for pressing. Can't wait to try it!
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    I like reverse grip for the guillotine press but hurts my shoulder on other pressing movements
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    Cant wait to try this!
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    Tried BB reverse and its too awkward/dangerous with limited my ROM. DB reverse feels fantastic! I feel a dense contraction in my inner and upper pecs. I feel it best decline and incline. Flat is not where its at for my hood!
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    Did this on incline DB today, 5x10 sets with 45lbs dB's.... Holy pump! I felt that stretch to.
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    Originally Posted by HardCore1 View Post
    Tried BB reverse and its too awkward/dangerous with limited my ROM. DB reverse feels fantastic! I feel a dense contraction in my inner and upper pecs. I feel it best decline and incline. Flat is not where its at for my hood!

    I noticed when I tried them on flat bench, that I definitely had to reposition and change my grip width as well. I kept a narrower grip and elbows in, lowered the bar further down my torso than typical with a standard grip. Felt pretty good this way.
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    Tried this for the first time as well. I kept my grip a bit on the narrow side since wider hurt my elbows, but one I moved my hands in this became my new favorite exercise. Had to go a little lighter but the activation was awesome.
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    Nice to see the the only way I choose to bench on here, don't know what it is but regular bench puts a lot of stress on my shoulders.
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    Originally Posted by TQKenpachi View Post
    Nice to see the the only way I choose to bench on here, don't know what it is but regular bench puts a lot of stress on my shoulders.
    Reverse grip removes any possible issues with internal rotation, which causes stress on the shoulders.

    Pulling the scapular area back and keeping the shoulder blades tight/ shoulders back typically keeps them in the proper position while benching with a regular grip, but this can easily break down under load for many people.
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    I tried it with dumbbells, works perfect on decline. I wouldn't do it on flat bench, but it works on a machine pretty well when finishing out a chest blast.
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    Interesting
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