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Title: JM press vs close grip
Post by: sceagacros on December 24, 2017, 04:58:16 AM
In what scenarios would you pick one over the other as a supplemental lift for raw benching (if you could only use one), and why?


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: benchmstr on February 23, 2018, 02:02:28 PM
In what scenarios would you pick one over the other as a supplemental lift for raw benching (if you could only use one), and why?
I have always found JM press works better for size and close grip for strength..thatís for me though

Bench


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Montague on February 25, 2018, 04:41:37 PM
I have always found JM press works better for size and close grip for strength..thatís for me though

Bench


Interesting.
I noticed the same when I did them for a time. I always felt like my wrists were my weakest link in that exercise - even wrapping them.

There are several variations that people "call" the JM press. I used a cambered bar with the technique Blakely described himself on video. Haven't done them forever since I almost never have a spotter anymore (one I trust, anyway).


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: benchmstr on March 01, 2018, 02:37:47 PM

Interesting.
I noticed the same when I did them for a time. I always felt like my wrists were my weakest link in that exercise - even wrapping them.

There are several variations that people "call" the JM press. I used a cambered bar with the technique Blakely described himself on video. Haven't done them forever since I almost never have a spotter anymore (one I trust, anyway).
I actually use jm presses with lighter weight and super high reps..if Iím really after size for whatever reason I will do them in the smith machine...itís the only thing that piece of shit is good for

Bench


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: B_B_C on March 01, 2018, 03:51:37 PM
Make sure you don't already have tennis elbow.


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Sexybeast777 on March 01, 2018, 05:12:48 PM
call me crazy, but my wrists never bothered me with close grip bench presses


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Jona on April 07, 2018, 08:10:17 PM
I have never done JM presses but this is the 2nd post i have seen (one on another forum). Will have to add these in


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Montague on April 08, 2018, 02:59:01 AM
I have never done JM presses but this is the 2nd post i have seen (one on another forum). Will have to add these in


It's worth watching videos that demonstrate one or two variations, as well.

In one of Jim Blakely's originals, he mentions that that the technique he demonstrates is THE JM PRESS the way HE invented it. But, he also then goes on to say that there are other "versions" that are slightly different, but he feels are quite effective for many trainers.

Many videos will contain "JM Press" in the title, but if you're interested in seeing the true Jim B. original: #Invalid YouTube Link#



edit: For some reason, I've been having issues imbedding youtube videos. Here is the link instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Montague on April 08, 2018, 03:15:17 AM
Here's a clip of Eric Spoto demonstrating his method:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tFLbJ0AKI0


I doubt many people would argue that Eric's version is in any way inferior.
 ;)


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Montague on April 08, 2018, 09:04:15 AM
Thanks, chaos!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs


Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: dj181 on April 24, 2018, 08:52:21 AM
I actually use jm presses with lighter weight and super high reps..if Iím really after size for whatever reason I will do them in the smith machine...itís the only thing that piece of shit is good for

Bench

Whats a light weight for you stud?

Probably 300 right :D



Title: Re: JM press vs close grip
Post by: Jona on May 05, 2018, 09:23:46 AM

It's worth watching videos that demonstrate one or two variations, as well.

In one of Jim Blakely's originals, he mentions that that the technique he demonstrates is THE JM PRESS the way HE invented it. But, he also then goes on to say that there are other "versions" that are slightly different, but he feels are quite effective for many trainers.

Many videos will contain "JM Press" in the title, but if you're interested in seeing the true Jim B. original: #Invalid YouTube Link#



edit: For some reason, I've been having issues imbedding youtube videos. Here is the link instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs

Great to know thanks for clarifying