View Full Version : Reverse Grip Bench Press

11-29-2009, 12:32 AM
Has anyone had success increasing the raw or shirted bench press with the reverse grip bench press? I know that it works the triceps harder than in the normal grip press so it would make sense if it did, but rarely do I see/hear of anyone doing them as max effort.

11-29-2009, 12:40 AM
I did try them they were ok but there are too many better options IMO.

11-30-2009, 06:34 AM
Anthony Clark had a lot of success with reverse grip benches and set some world records, but it just seems like there's too much that could go wrong, if you know what I mean.

11-30-2009, 09:23 PM

I've done them as a assistance exercise but never a ME exercise...

A lot of people do them due to pec/ shoulder injuries (i.e. Clark) However, I wouldnt do them as a ME due to the inherit nature of the hand position. You only have your thumbs between the bar and your face bro... Esp. w/ a shirt it changes everything such as the natural groove of the shirt.

Just My .02