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kind of military press

Post by hari » Wed May 06, 2009 5:51 pm

May be it is ture that there is diffrences between Wide grip military press
and narrow military press[Normal military press]
Is it true that doing Normal military press hits more triceps than Wide grip Press?
And doing wide press hits more deltoids than normal press?

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Post by Matt Z » Wed May 06, 2009 6:24 pm

A wide-grip shortens your range of motion. It also increases the tendancy to lean back excessively, turning a Military Press into some kind of funky standing Incline Press. Needless to say this can be pretty dangerous.

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Post by hari » Wed May 06, 2009 6:41 pm

Thanks for answer,Matt Z
But i dont understand two things.what does wide-grip shortens mean?
you mean that doing Wide grip military press more effective and
more safety than military press??

Another problems is that as i said before,doing wide grip press
my triceps development is changed??

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Post by Matt Z » Wed May 06, 2009 7:58 pm

When you use a wide-grip, you don't have to move the bar as far. Just try it with an empty bar and you'll understand.

No, wide-grip military presses aren't safer or more effective, and a very narrow grip isn't ideal either. Just use a medium grip like you would for a clean. It should feel comfortable and natural.

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Post by hari » Wed May 06, 2009 9:00 pm

thanks Matt

I finally understand your meanings,iam going to do normal military press
with no dubt :razz:

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hello

Post by cristiano » Sat May 23, 2009 3:04 am

Hello.I'm cristiano here.I have a question.What does wide-grip shortens mean?

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Post by stuward » Sat May 23, 2009 5:04 am

It's basic geometry. The wider the grip, the shorter the distance from the top of the movement to the bottom, therefore a shortened range of motion.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sat May 23, 2009 9:01 am

shorten=causes to be short

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