dumbbell press

dumbbell press

Allowing Grip Position to Dictate Shoulder Mechanics

5d ago
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This problem is annoyingly common. The lifter allows the grip position or hand placement to dictate his shoulder mechanics and body positioning. This should never occur. Proper scapulohumeral rhythm occurs in a very precise position and is dependent on keeping the shoulders retracted, depressed, and medially rotated, all while keeping the elbows tucked. Anything other than this position for any upper body push or pull is simply wrong. Regardless of whether it's a wide-grip incline press, a reverse-grip bench press, or a simple dumbbell press, the elbows, shoulders, and scapular positioning will be nearly identical with little if any difference in pressing mechanics. - Dr. Joel Seedman