The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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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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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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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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