question about hand position for the push press

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    a) Hold the weight on shoulder with elbows up (like after a clean)
    b) Hold the weight in hands with elbows down (like doing a strict press)

    I've noticed OLY lifters do it like a). Is that position better for putting more of the leg drive force into the bar?
     
  2. C4

    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    only reason i would be using version A with the clean grip resting on shoulders is if the weight was heavy and there was a chance i would not be able to hold it steady with my elbows down
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    awesome I figure you'd know as well as anyone else on here :)

     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I hold it elbows down but 155 KILLS my wrists... they are hurting right now as I type after my push presses yesterday :(
     
  5. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    yah on my max sets my wrists give out and just bend over like limp noodles. :rofl:

     
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    :werd: 165 was rough on wrists last night. just have to remember to keep the wrists straight. i find the more forward my elbows are, the more strained my wrists become while holding the weight.
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    get either
    A. Wrist wraps
    B. Athletic Tape

    My wrists used to get bum after a set of like 175, I wrapped my wrists in athletic tape and my wrists were fine with 200+ lbs
     
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    A is the correct way. Work with light weights to learn the form and improve flexibility and you should be able to press more.
     
  9. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    anymore info?

     
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    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    just do it a lot. i have had the same wrist problems when i started - for 2 weeks i just did my normal gym routine (before i started O-lifting) but in between sets i just unracked weight off the pins in the clean grip to stretch my wrists.

    I started training properly and i use heavy wrist wraps and i havent had any wrist problems since
     
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    Position b feels more comfortable to me.
     
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    I've found a pretty comfortable spot for my wrists with position A, its the press that starts to hurt my wrists. Position B hurt my wrists the entire time.

    p.s. I have the wrists of a 14 yr old girl.
     
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