View Poll Results: Which grip do u use?
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Normal grip(thumb around the bar)
False grip(thumb around the bar)
Have used both...prefer normal grip
Have used both...prefer false grip
Thread: "False grip" or not
10-19-2003, 07:49 PM #1
"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 future....plus I have heard people commit that it takes their forearms out of the mix of things....personally I want my forearms stronger not weaker.
10-20-2003, 08:19 PM #2New Member
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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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