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View Poll Results: Which grip do u use?

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  • Normal grip(thumb around the bar)

    2 33.33%
  • False grip(thumb around the bar)

    2 33.33%
  • Have used both...prefer normal grip

    1 16.67%
  • Have used both...prefer false grip

    1 16.67%
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  1. #1
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    bornbad71 is offline Anabolic Member
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    Aug 2003

    "False grip" or not

    Do u use a false grip(thumb under the bar) or regular grip(thumb wrapped around the bar?

    False grip can cause wrist injury(forcing it backwards) in the I have heard people commit that it takes their forearms out of the mix of things....personally I want my forearms stronger not weaker.

  2. #2
    wannagrow is offline New Member
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    Sep 2003
    I have heard both of these facts as well, but for me personally, I find that using a false grip, saves my shoulders from getting pain. i think its just a mechanical problem with me, i have tried so many different methods of benching to try and remedy my pain, and layoff periods too, among other things one of the most helpful things i did was switch to a false grip, and turn my hands slightly (thumb side about 1cm up, maybe even less), it helped me quite a bit,
    but thats not saying that it is better for everyone

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