Thread: suicide grip question
12-22-2005, 02:26 AM #1
suicide grip question
lol i'm getting kinda interested in try ing this crazy shot now, but i have a question:
do any of you unrack the weight during training with your thumbs wrapped, then set the bar on your chest and switch to thumbless?
to me unracking would seem like the time you're most likely to **** up.
12-22-2005, 04:59 PM #2
Thumbless grip, or suicide grip, is quite dangerous and not competition legal. Some organizations will let you do it doing meets if you sign a special waiver, clearing them of medical liability. If you insist on doing it, use light weights to find what is comfortable first and always use spotter.
12-23-2005, 10:23 PM #3
i don't compete i just meant for using it during training.
12-24-2005, 05:30 PM #4Originally Posted by J.S.N.
12-24-2005, 05:30 PM #5
This grip will really increase your numbers on any pressing movement.
12-25-2005, 11:36 PM #6
i love thumbless grip. it helps me out a lot with my close grip bench especially. alot of people cant use the grip becuase they feel it puts too much stress on there wrists. i personally love it tho. guess everyone is different
12-25-2005, 11:46 PM #7Originally Posted by operationgetbig
12-27-2005, 01:48 PM #8
I guess some people have a lot of trouble with thumbless, but it has never bugged me at all. Feels a lot more natural for me, infact.
Anyway, if you're going to use it, unrack the weights with it also. If you have spotters, it shouldn't be a problem, just have them do the lift off and then set your grip.
If you set the weight on your chest, reset your grip, then press it, you'll actually be doing Pause Presses, which are great for developing the lower end of the bench motion, but will probably drop your max by quite a bit.
01-06-2006, 09:45 PM #9
thanks for the feedback bro's.
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