Hand/Leg placement while lifting

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    daballer2005 New Member

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    Maybe thinking this out too much but


    On bench/incline- how will wider grip effect you vs closer grip. As in pinkies on outside smooth ring vs index/thumb length on smooth/rough part in closer.

    squats- feet shoulder width or a bit wider than shoulder width

    leg press-high/low, wide/close

    curls with ez curl bar - wide/close


    How will appendage placement effect how your muscles are worked?
     
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    for bb curls, a close grip focuses more on the outside bicep head, and a wide grip focuses more in the inner region
     
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    for squats and legs ive always been told to keep my feet under my knees so all the pressure on my knees is being supported by my feet. With a wide stance you are putting your knees under a lot of stress because there is no support directly under your knees.
     
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    :hsugh: your knees will be over your feet no matter what the width
     
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    for bench, the wider out you go the more the chest/pecs will come in to play and less of the triceps and vice versa

    for squat, a wider stance used more of the posterior chain and less of the quads and vice versa
     
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    Not at all. Hand and leg placement can totally alter which muscle group and intensity of the lift.

    Chest - Grip shoulder width and below you'll hit your triceps more. Shoulder width and above your pectorals more.

    Squats - Shoulder width and below you'll hit the top of your quads hard. Shoulder width and above you'll hit your hamstrings more and your quads.

    Legs press - wide/close I think same as squats. High more of your gluts, low more of your quads

    Curls - wide/close inner out heads, and closer I feel allows for more strict movement without getting your back into it.
     
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