Close Grip Pressing - how close is too close?
For all free weight (Dumbbell, Barbell, etc.) pressing you should aim to keep your forearms perpendicular to the ground.
In order to achieve this the closest you will be able to go will be just outside of shoulder width.
Use this grip and ensure you keep your elbows close to your sides in order to bias your triceps and maintain good alignment.
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Happy belated St. Patrick's Day, friends. I'm taking this week to share a few of my favorite photos from the beautiful grounds of the Blarney Castle outside of Cork, Ireland, where I had an adventure kissing the Blarney Stone.
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Reposted from @getfitwithbola - I’m all for lifting heavy weight, but manipulating your own body weight can be challenging as well.
Give this workout a whirl:
Perform 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps per exercise (per side for single arm/leg exercises.) Rest as needed to keep primo form and push hard. 30-45 secs is a good amount.
You can superset the BSS and Push Up and then make a tri-set of the row, step up & plank. Not sure what that means? Here’s an example: 8 reps BSS per leg followed immediately by 8 push ups followed by 30-45 secs rest. Repeat 2-3 more times. Then move on to the next 3 exercises in the same manner.
A few regressions and important form notes:
Bulgarian Split Squat: Try a static lunge or a reverse lunge if these are too hard. You can also do these braced by lightly holding on to something.
Push Up: Elevate hands as high as you need to keep good form & use full range of motion. Can use a counter, sofa, bench, steps...
If push-ups are easy? Try 1.5 push ups, double stop push ups or slow eccentric push ups
Inverted Row: If you’re at the gym the Smith machine is great for these. Or lots of kids swing sets/playground equipment have bars you can use. Bend your legs and/or increase the angle to regress these
Step ups: Slow and controlled here. These are super challenging if done well. Do not push off of your back leg. Push through the heel of your elevated leg & slowly bring your back foot off the floor.
Pledge planks: Keep hips square to the floor and as still as possible. No rocking them back and forth:) Slow & deliberate tap to each shoulder.
Not ready for these yet? Try a regular plank or a single leg plank.