Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Muscle Building and Bodybuilding

Notices

Muscle Building and Bodybuilding Topics related to muscle building, bodybuilding, including training and fullbody workouts. If you are looking for great advice on gaining muscle this forum is for you.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #11
Shadowschmadow
Shadowschmadow
aka El Cappy-Tan
Totally Bitchin'
Max Brawn
Points: 2,307, Level: 29 Points: 2,307, Level: 29 Points: 2,307, Level: 29
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Shadowschmadow's Avatar
 
Soccer Tournament Champion!
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Soviet Maryland
Posts: 1,065
Training Exp: 8 years off and on
Training Type: SFW!
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
My Mood: Tired
Reputation: 11624
Shadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributorShadowschmadow is a dedicated contributor
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5kgLifter View Post
In theory, it should be at the point which permits the forearms to be vertical.
This.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
A lot of guys in the gym tend to go uber wide think it 'hits' the shoulders better. I personally don't think there is much truth to this and I think it puts you at risk for injury.
Just my opinion.
And this.
__________________
The Greatest Respect You Can Earn is Self Respect.
Shadowschmadow is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Old 09-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #12
Spartigus
Spartigus
has no status.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 3,966, Level: 40 Points: 3,966, Level: 40 Points: 3,966, Level: 40
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
Spartigus's Avatar
 
Tournaments Won: 2

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,227
Training Exp: 4 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Squat & Quick Lifts
Fav Supp: Milk
My Mood: Sleepy
Reputation: 14113
Spartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributorSpartigus is a dedicated contributor
Default

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.
__________________
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

"When in doubt, just get really, really strong. It tends to cure most problems in training and life." - Wendler
Spartigus is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 09-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #13
Soldier
Soldier
is judging you.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 13,918, Level: 76 Points: 13,918, Level: 76 Points: 13,918, Level: 76
Activity: 39% Activity: 39% Activity: 39%
 
Soldier's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Posts: 3,637
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
My Mood: Doubtful
Reputation: 211378
Soldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master memberSoldier is a master member
Default

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.
Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 09-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #14
big valsalva
big valsalva
going to deadlift the world
Viking Warrior
Max Brawn
Points: 9,101, Level: 64 Points: 9,101, Level: 64 Points: 9,101, Level: 64
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
big valsalva's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,614
Training Exp: 10 years
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Meat
My Mood: Cheerful
Reputation: 72128
big valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beast
Default

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.
__________________
Bogdan Petia Sarac - Must keel moose and squirrel

Cancer Survivor - 7/21/10

Benchmark 5K time: 27:45 (3/5/11)

It's not the weight we move, but the people we move that matters. -- Bearded Beast of Duloc (12/31/10)
big valsalva is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
grip, ohp, width


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grip going on deadlifts Zipz Powerlifting & Strength Training 3 04-07-2012 12:01 AM
Grip Strength Carl1174 Powerlifting & Strength Training 15 09-06-2011 11:51 AM
Deadlift Grip Tip hulkhires Powerlifting & Strength Training 16 09-01-2011 10:13 AM
Grip-N-Rip with EST... Grip-N-Rip Training Logs 55 02-08-2010 08:47 PM
Lat Width vs. Lat Thickness ...Throwdown Dec09 BendtheBar Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 22 02-05-2010 07:35 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.