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Old 04-23-2011, 06:06 PM   #39
Michael Dowling
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Re: No spotter for noob...bad idea?

Originally Posted by Jonathan Vechet View Post
What are you doing in which the placement of your thumbs makes that much of a difference in your shoulders?

I don't claim to fully understand the human anatomy, but could someone explain how moving the thumbs can alter the pressure load on the shoulders? I don't understand how this is even physically possible, but then again, I'm not an expert in anything. (wfs)

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.

Last edited by Michael Dowling : 04-23-2011 at 06:19 PM.
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