How Much Weight Was USC Running Back Stafon Johnson Lifting?
10-02-2009 02:50 PM
10-02-2009 08:57 PM
10-04-2009 08:54 AM
A thumbless grip on bench is a death wish.
10-04-2009 09:16 AM
for people that are unsafe...thumbless or false grip keep the weight in line with the forearm for more comfortable pressing and puts almost no torque on the wrist. also d emphasizes the mental processes of grip so you are more focused on pressing.
Originally Posted by youngandfree
for powerlifters i'll sing a different tune! no way would i crawl under all that weight without holding on to it!
EDIT: also who the hell presses over their throats unless they are unracking/reracking. being a football player who is obviously experienced in traing should be more careful! but i so understand **** happens!
10-04-2009 09:50 AM
So you guys saying thumb less grip is not good. I use this technique all the way up to my heavy set of 4-5 x 315lbs. I never had an issue. I do it because of the stated uses with the wrist. Guess I better start doing more dumbbell lifts.
10-06-2009 08:52 AM
Not a good idea. Search youtube for bench press accidents, and you might rethink your grip.
Originally Posted by allenzo
10-06-2009 01:29 PM
This can happen even without a false grip. If the bar drifts up toward your head, the weight transfers from your chest to your front delts and you can lose it pretty quick. About 6 years ago, I was bench pressing in a meet (wearing a bench shirt unfortunately), and I had 430 lbs. drift up toward my head. The side spotters were daydreaming, and the head spotter had cleared the area so that the judges could see.
Lucky for me, I was "in the flow" and time slowed down for me. I was able to guide the bar to rest on my chin, which quickly dislocated. The spotters jumped in in time to save my life, but it wasn't pretty
10-06-2009 03:34 PM
I'm just glad it didn't kill him. Easily could have though, especially on the throat.
10-09-2009 10:14 PM
EXACTLY! He was being spotted by the "Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach"...I'm sorry guy, but step into my office..............because you're f#cking fired. Racking/Unracking is the probably the most important time to have your hands ready as a spotter, let along a "professional" spotter. Sloppy play brutha, time to pick a new line of work.
Originally Posted by raginfcktard
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