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Old 07-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
Michael Abbruzzese
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Default Full grip or not on clean?

I was wondering if it matters whether one keeps a full grip on the bar during the clean recovery/front squat, or if letting it roll onto your fingers is ok.

I can front squat while maintaining a full grip but not without significant tension in my shoulders and upper back. It definitely feels more comfortable on my fingers and when I pull under the bar on the clean I naturally want to let the bar roll onto my fingers then readjust to a full grip for the jerk. The reason I ask is because when I watch all the big guys lift on YouTube at the elite level, they all seem to keep their full grip throughout the lift. Is it a matter of preference or should I strive to maintain the grip?
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