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🏋️♂️ 7 best bench press grips for bigger gains
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Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
Looking back at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s powerlifting days
The best grips for a better bench press
Five easy high-protein dinner recipes
How Strong Was Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Before he was winning Mr. Olympia titles and running the state of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger had humble beginnings in the weight room. We know this isn't necessarily a surprise for a man nicknamed "The Austrian Oak," but these sorts of accomplishments tend to get lost in the shuffle of a legendary life.
That's why we decided to dust off the history books and examine Arnold's early powerlifting days.
From crushing "two-arm" presses in Austrian beer halls to hitting some impressive deadlifts in Germany, one thing is clear: Schwarzenegger was no slouch with a barbell in his hands.
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Seven Grips of the Strengthpocalypse
Contrary to popular belief, there's so much more than the traditional bench press grip. Yeah, it still has its yummy benefits and might get your pecs to their desired destination — but there are other grips out there that can actually yield bigger gains.
What's a neutral grip? A bulldog grip? A thumbless grip? We've covered all the grips so you can choose the best one for your goals.
Let’s see if we have this right.
You probably have a taxing 9-to-5. Maybe you’re getting your kids ready for school before that, running errands all over the place, and making dinner after the fact. Somewhere, somehow, you fit a workout in. Good for you!
Ah, but there’s one problem: Because you have no time, you can’t exactly cook that nutritious meal you were hoping could take full advantage of your gym dedication. Bummer.
We can make your life easier. Today, we’re diagramming five simple meals that are still packed with protein for those busier evenings in your life. You took the time to go to the gym. Now enjoy your kitchen bounty.