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How to Do a Wide Reverse Grip Bench Press

Learn how to do a wide reverse grip bench press from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home chest workout for men video from Howcast.


Hey guys. It's Max Tapper again with Howcast. Today, we're gonna go through a wide reverse grip bench press. Now, again, the difference in this exercise is gonna be instead of a regular flat bench press, we're gonna have our hands inverted facing up towards the ceiling. That's gonna be a reverse grip. Now the difference again with the other reverse grip is this one is gonna be wider. So, we're gonna put a little more stress on the chest. OK? So you could see the real difference between uh inverted press and the regular press. Not that big of a difference. All right. So, you make your choice. You decide if it's what you want to do. It's fun. It's different to do. That's completely fine but don't think this is gonna be something different for you than a regular flat bench would do cause it's not. It's just different. So, where I put my hand in the first grip press is right around here. What that means is that if this is a wide my hands need to be further out. So, let me extend this bar over my face. Wider hands. Push that one up and now I'm coming down. Wider grip. Press. Slow on the way down. Again, I'm slapping the pad onto the floor and up. Slowly below or a little below parallel is completely fine but too deep again, you're gonna put too much stress on the shoulder cap and it's not worth the damage. Press back up. Now, in all reality, this is not an exercise I really love. I don't feel like it does much more for your body than a regular bench press but your risk is much higher in terms of what you're doing to your shoulder and the pressure you are putting on that capsule. So I personally would do this at a light weight for fun and but I would keep my hands a lot closer. I don't see the true benefit in being wide. But if you want to know how to do it, this is how you do it.

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