Question first: How should I grip the bar when using fatgripz during pressing movements? Do I continue to use the open grip (thumb NOT wrapped around the bar)? Or will that negate the positive effects of using a thicker bar?
After reading many articles here on T-Nation about forearms and noticing how the fatbar is often used in many of the videos CT is in, I decided to buy a pair of FatGripz.
Today was the first time I used them. I put them on while I was push pressing. Like normal, I used the open grip. I always use the open grip now. Personally, I’ve found that I can push the weight harder. Much harder.
It makes push pressing 115lbs (which is about 92% of my current 3-rep max) 4 times a week feel more like a medicine ball throw than a military press! This isn’t to say that I’m not actively pressing the weight though (as opposed to jerking it).
But during one of my sets, I wondered if I should wrap my thumb around the FatGripz to recruit more forearms and have an overall tighter grip. I had NO trouble holding the bar, but I did have the thought. Because I had already done all of my sets with the open grip using the FatGripz, I continued to do it that way because I figured I’d experiment in a different workout - as not to disrupt the “groove” which I find myself in when I workout.
Thanks in advanced.