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?
Why do you want to "squeeze" inward?
Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)
Originally Posted by fatrb38
Doing neutral grip won't make much difference
Phil would have me do that for a more tricep dominant exercise.
Pitiful Bench-Jockey for life
Why would it be a more tricep-dominant movement?
Last edited by def_con_3; 07-26-2006 at 01:52 PM.
Palms facing is a great exercise. Especially when you have crappy shoulders (like me).
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220