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Biomechanics Analysis of the Effect of Grip Width on PowerDuring the Bench Press in Male Participants

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2016
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This study was performed to analyze the effect of grip width with respect to the power output of a bench press. The bench press is a core exercise used by weight lifters, and athletes to improve their strength in the upper extremities, mainly the pectoralis major. Participants performed a bench press workout that consisted of 50% of their 1 repetition maximum (1RM), with grip widths of 165% (normal) and 200% (wide) of the participant’s bi-acromial width. The acceleration and velocity of the standard bar and weights was measured and used to derive and compare the power activity peaks for each participant’s sessions. While muscle activity during the bench press has been studied, the effects of grip width on the power output of the individual has not. The results of this study were inconclusive to determine whether the normal grip width or the wide grip width produced a noticeable difference in power.
Title: Biomechanics Analysis of the Effect of Grip Width on PowerDuring the Bench Press in Male Participants.
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Name(s): Law, Stephen, author
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
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Date Issued: 2016
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Language(s): English
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Abstract/Description: This study was performed to analyze the effect of grip width with respect to the power output of a bench press. The bench press is a core exercise used by weight lifters, and athletes to improve their strength in the upper extremities, mainly the pectoralis major. Participants performed a bench press workout that consisted of 50% of their 1 repetition maximum (1RM), with grip widths of 165% (normal) and 200% (wide) of the participant’s bi-acromial width. The acceleration and velocity of the standard bar and weights was measured and used to derive and compare the power activity peaks for each participant’s sessions. While muscle activity during the bench press has been studied, the effects of grip width on the power output of the individual has not. The results of this study were inconclusive to determine whether the normal grip width or the wide grip width produced a noticeable difference in power.
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Note(s): Poster from the 2016 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium. Research Mentor: Dr. Derek Lura.
Subject(s): Pectoralis
Angular Velocity
Horizontal Displacement
Fatigue.
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