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Wide-Grip Bench Press 101 Video Tutorial

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Wide-Grip Bench Press
Wide-Grip Bench Press

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Chest

Secondary Targets

Execution

Compound

Force Type

Push (Bilateral)

Required Equipment

Barbell

Fitness Level

Beginner

Variations

None

Alternatives

None

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The wide-grip bench press is a compound exercise targeting the chest and, to a lesser extent, the triceps. The main difference between this exercise and the standard bench press is that the hands are placed farther apart on the bar. Many lifters find they can handle more weight going wide than with narrower grips, although it's also worth noting that plenty of banged-up lifters have said benching with a wide grip may also have contributed to their shoulder injuries and pain. The wide-grip bench is often used as a chest-building movement in chest or upper-body workouts, or as an accessory movement for the traditional bench press.

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