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Unread 05-11-2018, 04:27 PM
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Default Neutral Grip Presses vs. Regular Grip

From what Iíve read thereís more triceps involvement. But Iíve been playing around with them lately and feel a lot of the same muscles working.

Do the different grips emphasize different muscles? Less chest more triceps for example?

If I switched to neutral grip for a bit to give my shoulders a break would it matter?
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If I switched to neutral grip for a bit to give my shoulders a break would it matter?
Honestly, I doubt. Shoulder involvement depends much more on elbow position (how much you flare the elbows) than on the palm/wrist position.
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Honestly, I doubt. Shoulder involvement depends much more on elbow position (how much you flare the elbows) than on the palm/wrist position.
Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders with a neutral grip. Itís also much harder to flare my elbows with a neutral grip.
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Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders with a neutral grip. Itís also much harder to flare my elbows with a neutral grip.
Neutral grip *tends* to rotate the elbows down towards the body and automatically generate less flare. This tends to mean less pec involvemetn which tends to mean more tris
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Personally it puts less stress on my shoulders with a neutral grip. Itís also much harder to flare my elbows with a neutral grip.
Yeah, that makes sense. And what Lyle said.

If it's more comfortable for you and shoulder friendly, you could press with neutral grip, sure.
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