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    Good read, took in a lot. Bench would have to be my weakest lift so I'll definitely be trying to incorporate some of these points next week.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ni View Post
    I has a question
    I use bulldog grip for bench as I just lift more that way
    However, because of this grip it is very hard to get elbow tuck. I bench more with this grip than normal grip + elbow tuck though. Do I need to change anything? Here is how I set up my grip:






    Also, best way to increase thoracic mobility? It's not for benching but snatches but I may as well as here as well lol.

    To be honest mate, I'm not familiar with the grip, it's not something I've used or seen used.

    All the big benchers that I trained with only benched with a normal grip, they were dead against suicide grip too as you can't really pull the bar apart.
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    Suicide grip scared the shit out of me when I had a thumb injury.

    Never heard of bulldog grip either.


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    OK cheers
    Here is Mike T talking about it:
    Reactive Training Systems Forum:iscussion Forum::Bulldog Grip


    Also I can pull apart the bar no problem, I use resistance bands around my wrists for all warm-up sets since forever lol
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    Great writeup Scott.
    Bench is by far my weakness, I always have trouble keeping shoulder blades tucked as I unrack the bar, they seem to just go flat as soon as get it off the rack.
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    Apart from the suicide grip not giving u enough grip.
    I have seen a guy crack his ribs with a suicide grip before when it slipped out as he was failing at a commercial gym on a incline bench press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentZor View Post
    Apart from the suicide grip not giving u enough grip.
    I have seen a guy crack his ribs with a suicide grip before when it slipped out as he was failing at a commercial gym on a incline bench press.

    Got rid of the gloves and the suicide grip back in August last year...

    Took me a while of discomfort to get used to a proper grip... But it quickly passed... And my strength improved behind it...

    Best thing I ever did... Can't remember what the exact catylst was for making the change... Read or saw something somewhere around the web that suggested anyone using suicide grip was stupid with gnarly shots of people dropping the bar...


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    btw im not using suicide grip, my thumbs are around the bar lol (don't want to kill myself) I just internally rotate my shoulders a bit and it gives a much stronger pressing position (for me) and my wrists don't hurt
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    Excellent thread Sticky...

    I look forward to following these threads...


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    What are your thoughts on using wrist wraps Scott? I've sustained and injury listening to my ego while doing cleans. I am paranoid about hurting my wrist again and would like extra price of mind for pulling and pushing.


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