Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Roca, Aug 30, 2006.
learn to use opposable thumb
that would fucking hurt
I just got sad inside.
Its called suicide grip for a reason. I don't understand why people bench that way. A guy at my last gym dropped 225 on himself doing cg presses with the same grip..
yeah false grip is the most fucking retarded thing to use or to let other people use
I dont get it....why do people grip that way to being with? Any "advantage" or comfort?
When I first bench I would leave my thumb parallel at the bottom of the bar...took me a while to get over it...but now I grip it right.
besides the obvious downsides, it puts a shitton more pressure on my wrists
Just out of curiosity, how bad do you guys think he injured himself? I'm guessing quite a few broken ribs and maybe a collapsed lung.
Yea that's what you get for holding the bb like a fuckin retard.
I grip the bar like that
Have never dropped it though...yet
it depends on where it hit him. there's a chance that he escaped it without much injury. i imagine it would do the most damage if it landed on his neck or collar bone area; it looked like it hit him in the chest which might have absorbed most of it, maybe fracturing a rib or two.
Lots of lifters use a thumbless grip and are fine. I know V. Dizenzo benched 800 like that. It has more to do with how you hold the bar (squeezing it, bar position in your hand). I recommend that most people use a thumbed grip, but to say that anyone who uses a thumbless grip is a moron is infact a moronic statement.
That being said, I used to bench thumbless and switched a few years ago, now I can't imagine going back.
youd have to agree thats theres no advantages to it. i can see how you could argue that dizenzo couldnt bench 800 with the change in the grip since thats probably what hes been using his whole life.
the guy posted on some other site that he didn't hurt anything seriously, just bruises.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw that.
thats the grip I use to bench/overhead press/almost everything feels a lot better in general.