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  1. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    how wide do you guys usually grab the bar? please list how tall you are too.....
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I'm assuming wide grip ... I'm 5 10 pinkys at the rings.
     
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    5 11 pinky on rings on first sets. bring them a bit closer together on my last set.
     
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    6'2'' pinky, ring; incline ring finger, ring
     
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    5'10", alternate between pinkies & middle finger
     
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    Index on rings is where i'm strongest, which I believe is the widest grip you can have in powerlifting

    i like to vary it up from week to week, i do a lot of close grip as well as medium once in awhile.

    6'6" - wingspan is the same as height
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    by the way, I'm 6'0 and grab about one finger width inside the rings..
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    curious to see where people like Maine, Timber, and Pur grab
     
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    close grip - thumb distance from the smooth
    med grip - pinky on ring
    wide grip - middle on ring
    comp grip - index on ring
     
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    5'6"
    pinky at rings
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Depends on the bar...for the bars back at the gym at home I put my pinkeys on the rings. For the bars at school, I have to usually put my middle finger on the rings because they are closer together. I'm 6'.
     
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    :bigthumb: good stuff to know
     
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    Close Grip -thumbs from smooth
    Med Grip -pinky on ring
    Comp Grip -index on ring
     
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    i have it to where my arms are vertical at the bottom position - about pinkies on ring.
     
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    :repost: :fawk:
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    thanks everyone. this is pretty useful in gauging how far the average wide, med, and close grips are.

    still waiting on Kane and Pur!
     
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    :ugh: his bench > yours :hug:
     
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    6'3'' middle finger on the ring usually... didnt realize that was considered wide, i should measure my wingspan
     
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    same for me
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    6-1 pinky on the rings
     
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    6'3'' and pinky on ring. Maybe i should try middle.
     
  23. Skeletor

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    6'4" I tend to vary my grip from each set, usually middle or index finger on the rings.


    for incline I think pinkies works best for me.
     
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    79" wingspan

    index on ring
     
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    doesnt seem to make a diff for me, i press the same either way its gay. my close grip is a thumbs from smooth and i can do the same amount of weight with that grip as i can having my ring finger on the ring.
     
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