How to Do a Reverse Grip Bench Press

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

Transcript

Hi. This is Max Tapper again for Howcast. Now, today, I'm gonna show you how to do a reverse grip bench press. Now obviously reverse grip means instead of having your hands this way, they're going to be this way. So, it's gonna be a little different muscle requirement in the chest. It's gonna be a little more shoulders because you're gonna be pressing up as opposed to pushing all right this way. Follow me. Now the difference is hand placement again will be here. Same principles as before. Our shoulders are pinched back. Chest up. You're gonna extend out coming down. Pause, press. Slow on the way down, pause, press. Slow on the way down. Pause. Press. Now, again, we don't want to protract and pull the shoulders forward. We want to keep them back keeping the chest at the highest point. Slow on the way down, up. Slow on the way down, up. Now, some things you want to be very careful about is how heavy the weight is. Again, remember you're not lifting it this way. Our normal comfort position. If you ever drop the barbell like this, it kinda falls on your stomach, falls on your chest. If you ever drop a barbell like this, it's falling on your neck. All right. Big difference. So be very careful about the weight you choose. And make sure you can handle that weight. It's gonna be a lot of hand strength. It's gonna be a lot of thumb strength trying to keep that barbell in your hand but only choose a weight that you can handle 100%. OK? Now, I want all you guys to be safe. Play with it. Try it and get a good workout.

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