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in like kai greene at a grapefruit festival
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in like kai greene at a grapefruit festival

You know he doesn't get invited to grapefruit festivals anymore.
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

If I make RHET CREW tanks who would be interested?

Don't lift in tanks, but good idea otherwise.

 

 

How do you guys grip the bar for bench presses?

 

I recently changed my grip to a style where you place the bar as far down into the palm, as close to the wrist, as possible by rotating the wrist outwards and placing the bar diagonally in the palm instead of straight.

 

This picture illustrates it:

The upper is a normal grip

The lower is the style I was describing (named after a Swedish powerlifting club whose bench pressers use it)

 

You also rotate the wrist slightly back, as shown to the right here:

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wtf just read this, you're 250lb? Aren't you planning to cut to like 180 or something? Gonna be a bitch loosing 70lb.

Naw I'm 220, I dip with 25lbs. I have time, gonna do it in chunks over 2015.
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The upper is a normal grip
The lower is the style I was describing (named after a Swedish powerlifting club whose bench pressers use it)

You mean the Starting Strength grip? stirpot.gif
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

You mean the Starting Strength grip? stirpot.gif

That grip would be considered the "normal grip".

The grip I was describing is an exaggerated version where you rotate the wrist outwards so the barbell lies from the base of the thumb to the middle of the wrists base. Look at my first pic.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

You mean the Starting Strength grip? stirpot.gif

That grip would be considered the "normal grip".

The grip I was describing is an exaggerated version where you rotate the wrist outwards so the barbell lies from the base of the thumb to the middle of the wrists base. Look at my first pic.

"Normal grip" is on the right, what is described in SS is on the L.

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Alright, yeah thats sorta what I was explaining but it looks more exaggerated in my pic.

I'm sure neither Rippletoe nor those bench pressers were the first to use it, and that's not what I want to discuss. It doesn't matter.

I'm just wondering how you guys grip the bar, if its something you've thought about and what has worked best for you.
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Some guy at my gym squatted 280kg totalling 600kg at a bw of like 150 or something. Lifts were 280/100/220. I have literally never seen anyone built so well to squat.




Guy is like 5'4" or something hyper manlety, then he already has short as fuck legs for his height and even with femurs are nonexistent. It's like his whole quad is his tear drop. wtf mang. Photo looks shit because I couldn't be fucked to download it to my computer then edit out his face so i just took a photo of my screen with snapchat and drew some red on it yolo.
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I just grip the bar and keep it where-ever i feel like i can transfer the most force, don't really think about it but maybe that's why my bench is only 20lbs over bodyweight.
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I am very protective of my wrists due to past issues my job. I use the grip to take the stress off my wrist. I have no problems with it, but I can't speak to whether it helps you lift more weight.
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That dude might have shorter femurs / shins ratio than Charly. Short legs, decent size torso; im jelly.
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I just grip the bar and keep it where-ever i feel like i can transfer the most force, don't really think about it but maybe that's why my bench is only 20lbs over bodyweight.

I don't think about grip position and I have benched 335.
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Nah, grip positioning alone is not something thats gonna put a lot of weight on the bar all of a sudden but I believe all small technique refinements add up over time to a better and more efficient lift.

We have some crazy strong bench pressers (they only compete in bench) at the gym. One guy weights 150 but benches 300+ for reps. Of course, his technique is on point.
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TFW hot girl at gym catches you watching her tits bounce while she works out, and gives you a smile and eyebrow raise. biggrin.gif
Followed by TFW when you catch her checking you out while you do your workout, and return the expression. cool.gif
Followed by TFW when you remind yourself that you have a girlfriend. confused.gif

Re: bench grip, I just try to minimize wrist strain. Towards the heel of the palm, loaded vertically above the forearm.... almost like a fist punching upwards. Then again, I don't use wraps which would certainly open up some options, and my 1rm is only 305 and I bench 2x a month, so I'm hardly an authority.
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