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Reverse Grip Bench Press
What is your goal?: If you are looking for tone, lesser weight with more reps is needed. If you are looking to increase muscle mass, fewer reps with more weight. You should not increase the weight until you feel you can do more reps with less difficulty. This way, your routine doesn't revert from increasing muscle mass to toning. ...Read more
Not at all: That's a very reasonable amountGet a more detailed answer ›
Implants: Depending on size of breast and what you are comfortable with you could increase breast size by using implants under pectoral muscle which shouldn't interfere with bench pressing. Occassionally latissimus flaps are turned to add extra skin to breast site and allow prosthesis to be implanted under them. ...Read more
Varies: Multiple potential causes in a 53 year old weight lifter- Tendonitis, muscle strain, arthritis in the sterno clavicular and acromio clavicular joints, among other possibilities. Consider being seen. May need to lower the amount of weight being lifted. Consider cross training rather than one workout over and over to prevent over use injuries. ...Read more
Not sure: I'm not sure what you are asking. Can you provide more info? Are you starting to lift weights or are you wanting to modify your program? ...Read more
No: Just need to make sure you are using good form and doing a weight that is appropriate for your goals. ...Read more
Bench press: Seems simple, but if you want to increase your bench press, then you have to keep bench pressing. There are many different schemed available. Work with a strength coach to help you or access resources for lifting online. Make sure you are eating right and taking adequate time for rest in between chest days to allow you body time to recover. ...Read more
Weight lifting: There is no statics on this question. ...Read more
None until healing: You should get current xrays to confirm healing and clearance from your md before resuming bench press. Once healed you can resume your usual technique (except in extenuating circumstances), just be smart about gradually increasing weight/reps/sets/intensity--you won't be 100% and could risk injuring other structures if you do too much too soon. See an orthopedic specialist in your area. ...Read more
Repititions: Fitness rather than bulk is a lifelong goal for many. You will do more for yourself over the years by having endurance. You can use a lighter wieght - not a struggle to press - and up the reps to 20 - 30, per set. You can do ladder progressions up and down. You can include decline, incline and flat presses in the routine. Always focusing on repititions and, if you like, muscle fatigue. Have fun. ...Read more
No.: It is not too much over a 4-5 month period. If your chest muscles become excessively sore after a weight increase, then that's an indication that you may have increased too much weight. ...Read more
Gritting teeth: A lot of people grit their teeth when exercising or doing strenuous activity. This makes some facial muscles sore and is very hard on the teeth and jaw bone. Keeping your teeth apart when exercising should help. ...Read more
It is possible: Lifting weights is not a good idea at all for you with your condition. You can discuss with your doctor if it would be okay to try bicep curlsmwith a weight belt on. I think bench pressing may be too much strain on the lower back even with a belt. ...Read more
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