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Old 03-04-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
Dan Snyder
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How wide do you grip the bar? Should one grip the width of one's snatch? Does narrower or wider indicate any kind of flexibility issue? I've been varing my grip width but haven't really noticed too much difference (though my pr of 135# isn't too heavy yet either). Opinions?
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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Use a Snatch grip. The wider the better. I normaly have my hands about 2 inches from the ends. When you are driving out of the bottom when doing OHS lift your shoulders to the ceiling. This will help with stablity of the shoulder when doing the OHS
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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Dan,
A good starting point is a grip spacing that puts the bar 6-8 inches over your head with your arms fully extended.
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:34 PM   #4
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Normally, you'd use the snatch grip. For fun you can go narrower if you want to work shoulder flexibility. Also, if OHS reps with your normal snatch grip put to much stress on your wrists, going just a finger width or two narrower will help alleviate it a bit.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:14 AM   #5
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All the advice above is good. Below is what I saw mentioned somewhere that works well for me.

Put the bar in the crease of your hip (lean slightly forward at the waist and put the bar in the bend) and grip as wide as you can reach on the bar.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:51 PM   #6
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All, thanks for the advice. Will grip it wider in the future. Does grip width (narrow or wide) change the exercise though?
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:45 AM   #7
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Dan it only changes in regards to your flexibility or lack thereof. You'll fall forward if you're not flexible enough to hold it narrow.
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