I was training yesterday and was approached by a friend who went away to school on a football/ wrestling scholarship, and during my bench press warm up sets he mentioned something about a suicide grip.
Which is, instead of wrapping your thumb around the bar you place it behind your index finger and craddle the bar in your palm. He said all the athletes at his school use this grip, because it promotes wrist strength and proper bar placement.
My questions are, is it safe, and practicle? How many of you use it, or have used it, and anyone ever had the bar slip out? Which it would seem prone to doing in this position.