Free Trial Thursday
We will be cycling through 3 variations of the bench press on Thursday. Narrow Grip, Wide Grip and Regular Grip.
Narrow Grip-One thumbs distance more narrow than your regular grip. This movement focuses on all three heads of the tricep. All three heads are called upon for maximal recruitment during the close-grip version of the bench; few moves will overload this trio of muscles better.
Reverse Grip- Using a reverse grip shifts the emphasis to the upper pecs, mainly the clavicular head. Your shoulders and triceps continue to assist — although the triceps work harder as compared to a standard press — while the biceps again stabilize your movements. The effect is similar to performing the exercise on an incline bench.