Get Moving with Marta Montenegro: Grip 101

Tiny changes in how you grip a bar, cable or dumbbell can be the difference between stressing one muscle more than another.  

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    Back row: pronated (more back isolation), supinated (back and biceps) and neutral (trapezius and rhomboids)
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    Traditional dumbbell lateral raises (middle part of the shoulder) and thumbs down grip (which works the rotator cuff muscles)
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    Push-ups, three positions: Push-ups wider (pecs and shoulders), shoulder width apart (pecs and triceps) and triangle (more tricep isolation)
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