|09-19-2011, 07:43 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Soviet Maryland
Training Exp: 8 years off and on
Training Type: SFW!
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
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|09-19-2011, 10:40 AM||#12|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Training Exp: 4 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Squat & Quick Lifts
Fav Supp: Milk
Mine is similar to how Ripeptoe teaches it, also my forearms are vertical at the bottom. For me, it ends up being just outside shoulder width, my thumbs tend to just touch my shoulders.
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|09-19-2011, 01:23 PM||#13|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Training Exp: On and off for 17 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
If I'm doing a pure overhead press, I put my pointer fingers on the ring, same as I do for normal benching. That ends up being fairly wide and yes, it hits my shoulders harder than a closer grip which brings in more tricep. If I'm doing something more akin to o-lifting like a clean and press, then my pinkies are just inside the ring, at the point where if I extended my thumbs along the bar they'd just reach the smooth. This closer grip gives me less power over head, but more wrist comfort when I rack the bar on my chest.
I've been using these grip widths since I started training. Never needed to change, although I will vary grip width on bench just to switch it up.
|09-19-2011, 10:22 PM||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Training Exp: 10 years
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Meat
I've found it more comfortable for me to use the "suicide grip" too. My grip has been thumbs just outside shoulders. Pretty much in line with what many have said so far. It has to feel good to you. A fairly narrow, thumbless grip is the ticket for me. But I'm not pressing impressive weights yet.
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