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Old 10-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Jerk- false grip

I'm much more comfortable using a false grip when doing jerks. I don't think I have a flexibility issue with the normal grip, I just can't seem to get comfortable. Besides the safety aspect, is this something I should stay away from?
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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The only reason to avoid it is the issue of bar security. Otherwise there's really nothing wrong with it. Just don't drop the bar on your head.
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Gayle Hatch MAKES some lifters use a false grip. I favor a full grip, but, if a choice has to be made between good rack position with false, or bad rack position with a full grip, I will side with the good rack position.
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Gayle Hatch MAKES some lifters use a false grip. I favor a full grip, but, if a choice has to be made between good rack position with false, or bad rack position with a full grip, I will side with the good rack position.
I know jeff wittmer used a thumbless grip, and my east German guy uses one because of a shoulder injury he had as a youngster. I'm with you on a solid rack position being the priority. Not much point in being able to better secure the bar with the thumbs if you can't get it overhead in the first place.
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