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.
Last edited by OGROK; 11-29-2009 at 12:36 AM.
I did try them they were ok but there are too many better options IMO.
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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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.
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