To choose the right grip for your chest workout routine, first, you’ll get to find out why the different grips work in different ways for your body.
Then, you can use these different grips in your chest workout routine to benefit from a complete, and unique look mostly only fitness models and professional bodybuilders have.
You’ll be able to have sexy and unique lines in places most don’t have which will make you feel good and others will think you look good.
The Grips For Your Chest and What They Do
- Close Grip-When working out your chest using any piece of fitness equipment, using a close grip length(about as far apart as your thumbs can barely touch each other to a bit farther), will target your inner chest and triceps. This is big because it is a good way to exhaust your triceps while at the same time, adding a bit of a new challenge to your chest as well.
- Neutral Grip-This is the most common grip you will see. It is where your chest grip is naturally where you grab it, about shoulder width or a bit further apart.
- This is where most of your sets and reps come into play with this grip.
- Focus each rep on where you feel the tension in your chest doing the work for max results faster.
- Extra Wide Chest Grip-Going extra, extra wide might feel a bit awkward, but it works very well. Whether it be for pushups, chest presses, or dips, extra wide form will give your chest a great look that forms around your shoulders.
- I think this grip works amazing, so I would at least include it in most of your chest workout routine days every workout.
- Reverse Grip-With your palms facing up, this grip if done on a non incline flat bench or decline bench, will allow you to go deeper than normal activating more muscle fibers.
- Also, it will start to target your upper chest as well, which looks great in a v neck shirt.
By using these different exercise grips for your chest workouts, you will not only give your pec muscles, male or female a more sexy and complete look, you will also hit muscle fibers you usually don’t touch to give you an edge and flexibility in other exercises and bodyparts.
It’s a win, win situation.
You can use different inclines and different grips to make you get 4 or 5 sets for each exercise and really burn out your chest to spark new results and give your chest workout routines a fresh and new angle.
Try them out in your next chest work out, you will feel the difference if you have never included them before, and you can use different grips in close grips, neutral, or extra wide for any exercises for your chest including push ups, bench presses, hammer strength or machine presses, or any more out there you can think of.
Chuck Strogish, Fitness Model and Author of Bare Fit Blog
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Choose The Right Grip For Your Chest Workout Routine