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    neutral grip bench press

    Hi. I was wondering if palms-facing DB bench pressing is an effective alternative to the normal, overhand grip for DB bench. The reason I want to do palms-facing is because I only have olympic dumbbells at home, and the length of them doesn't let me "squeeze" inward at the top of the motion whenever I DB BP (the handles just bump into each other). Would using a palms-facing grip be as effective as the normal grip?

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    Why do you want to "squeeze" inward?
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    Doing neutral grip won't make much difference
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    Phil would have me do that for a more tricep dominant exercise.

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    Why would it be a more tricep-dominant movement?
    Last edited by def_con_3; 07-26-2006 at 01:52 PM.

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    Palms facing is a great exercise. Especially when you have crappy shoulders (like me).

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