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Old 02-26-2009, 05:17 AM   #13
Brian Stone
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I don't have SS so I unfortunately can't check the referenced pages.

From what I can tell, regardless of how the wrists are cocked, my understanding is that the take home from all of this is that the bar should be resting on the heels of the hands so that the weight drives directly down through the forearms and does not create any shear force on the wrists. Does that sound right?

I can tell you the first time I tried pressing, I (probably incorrectly) replicated what I saw in the pictures re: hand positioning, and my wrists were not happy about it.
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