or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3224

post #48346 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

False grip means that you don't wrap the thumb.

Not natty. 3 IPF red lights
post #48347 of 57262

I do all barbell push movements with a false grip because I feel stronger on it, but more importantly, I feel like it's safer for your elbows/shoulders/wrists as your arms aren't as rigid, if that makes sense. Basically it helps me tuck my elbows easier and just feels better.

post #48348 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Bunch of back problem people? Sucks to be them

 

post #48349 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

I do all barbell push movements with a false grip because I feel stronger on it, but more importantly, I feel like it's safer for your elbows/shoulders/wrists as your arms aren't as rigid, if that makes sense. Basically it helps me tuck my elbows easier and just feels better.
IDK man. Already replaced front teeth. And that would be getting off easy dropping 250lbs on my face. Plus you want as much rigidity as possible through the chain IMO... any weak link = less force transferred.
post #48350 of 57262
Speaking of bench... why do I have no problem doing 6x235, but get killed by 4x245? Based on 1RM theory I should be good for 250-255 for 4 reps no problem.
post #48351 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


IDK man. Already replaced front teeth. And that would be getting off easy dropping 250lbs on my face. Plus you want as much rigidity as possible through the chain IMO... any weak link = less force transferred.

I don't mean rigid as in "tight", I mean when I bench I have my elbows semi-tucked (somewhere between flared bb style and tucked pl style) and using a false grip makes that feel a lot more natural and seems to take the shoulder out of that pinned, rigid position, at least for me.

In terms of staying tight false grip helps with that because it feels more comfortable. Also I don't bench over my face, if I did drop it it would land on my chest, and it's not going to be straight drop from full lock out cos I don't bench like an idiot. Honestly I don't know how you could drop it with a false grip, it's not like it's just floating around it's still a secure grip.


Edited by OccultaVexillum - 10/17/14 at 7:19am
post #48352 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

I don't mean rigid as in "tight", I mean when I bench I have my elbows semi-tucked (somewhere between flared bb style and tucked pl style) and using a false grip makes that feel a lot more natural and seems to take the shoulder out of that pinned, rigid position, at least for me.
In terms of staying tight false grip helps with that because it feels more comfortable. Also I don't bench over my face, if I did drop it it would land on my chest, and it's not going to be straight drop from full lock out cos I don't bench like an idiot. Honestly I don't know how you could drop it with a false grip, it's not like it's just floating around it's still a secure grip.
And once it lands on your chest it will break some ribs, and/or roll onto your neck. Even better.

And no its not a secure grip. Well, at least not as secure as a regular grip. We have thumbs for a reason
post #48353 of 57262

OK, well if I drop it I'll let you know.

But I don't see it happening, and if it does I don't see it being a catastrophe like you make it out to be. Yeah it will hurt, but I can't see broken bones/teeth happening.

Pretty sure Wendler benches with a false grip, so there's precedent for big guys who know wtf they're doing to use it.

post #48354 of 57262
Its your life dude. Just seems like excessively unnecessary risk for little to no reward. Pretty much the only upside to benching with a suicide grip is to be able to say "i bench with a suicide grip". The mental block is easy to overcome... I overhauled my bench form this year from BB to more PL and I like it. If the shit drops on you you prob wont be able to come tell us about it. And Wendler is one dude... plenty of lifters bench big with regular grips, and PL federations either DQ suicide grips or make you sign a waiver. Gee I wonder why.
post #48355 of 57262
just bench in a cage with a decent arch and you'll be fine.
post #48356 of 57262

I actually did OHP with a thumbless grip for a very long time. Felt more natural.

That's prob at least as dangerous as doing it for bench press.

 

Worked fine for me anyway and will prob do so for anyone who is experienced with it.

post #48357 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Its your life dude. Just seems like excessively unnecessary risk for little to no reward. Pretty much the only upside to benching with a suicide grip is to be able to say "i bench with a suicide grip". The mental block is easy to overcome... I overhauled my bench form this year from BB to more PL and I like it. If the shit drops on you you prob wont be able to come tell us about it. And Wendler is one dude... plenty of lifters bench big with regular grips, and PL federations either DQ suicide grips or make you sign a waiver. Gee I wonder why.

Yeah man, I get what you are saying. I could hurt myself. I could hurt myself doing a lot of stuff. Lifting weights is a risk full stop, I don't think using a false grip is any more dangerous than a back squat or deadlift.

I am not a PLer, I lift predominately in the 4-12 range. Most of my BB bench work is 5-8 reps. I'm not putting up 400 pounds in these rep ranges.

I lift with a false grip because it is more comfortable and I feel "Stronger" on it, that's all. I do my CG benching and fat bar benching with a full/traditional grip because those lifts feel better, but in terms of regular flat and incline with a bb the false grip just feels infinitely better.

I've never even heard it called a suicide before.

 

EDIT: I'm also going to stop talking about it now because I feel like I always get into these conversations that can come across as "arguments" and it's not my intention or desire.

post #48358 of 57262

So for you guys who drink some kind of peri shake/concoction, what is your go to?

Some of you guys mentioned gatorade and whey iso (Coldsnap I think?).

I'm about to run out of the stuff I've been using since last November, works well but is too expensive now so I'm looking for something else.

Anybody else?

post #48359 of 57262
Got laid off frown.gif Decent severence though smile.gif wish my knee wasn't arsed or else i'd use this time to train a bit more.
post #48360 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

So for you guys who drink some kind of peri shake/concoction, what is your go to?
Some of you guys mentioned gatorade and whey iso (Coldsnap I think?).
I'm about to run out of the stuff I've been using since last November, works well but is too expensive now so I'm looking for something else.
Anybody else?

used to eat kinder beunos in the gym. No better feel then having some fat guy look at you confused as fuck thinking how are you so lean as you deadlift surrounded by 4 kinder bueno wrappers. Occasionally peanut butter kit kats or toffee crisps if feeling less decadent.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Health & Body
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts