Originally Posted by Michael Dowling
dave tate does a much better job than me explaining some benefits of the false grip or "suicide grip". again i'm not advocating this for anyone else because you can hurt yourself if you do it wrong.
it makes a huge difference actually, it engages the triceps much more and takes a lot of load off your chest and shoulders and redistributes it.
To me it seems that he was saying that the false grip may be better suited for injury recovery and powerlifting (talking about the wider grip that can be achieved). But he found a way for it to work for him, so....
My own grip is conventional and about a thumbs distance outside the center, smooth part.