Very interesting, thanks stymie. That’s kinda what I do - I use either straps or cross arm; however, in either case, the bar is secure on its own without the straps/hands, which are there just for extra security.
On the other hand, given all that, and the fact that I’m not an oly lifter, I’ve never understood the need for the clean grip for the fs.
it feels f0cking heavy doing the FS with zombie or cross arm method to me. I have admittedly not used zombie or cross arm method at all. But the few occasions I did due to a wrist injury 120Kg felt SERIOUSLY heavy.
By the way I see most people press it doesn’t seem that they could have the bar rest on their shoulders and grip it properly without their arms taking the weight of the bar.
Just do whatever method is better for you. But it will surely show a lack of flexibility in your wrists if you can’t rack the bar with a Clean grip? Is this important to you? If so work on it, if not f0ck it and do it zombie/ cross style
I agree, zombie or cross arm style feels very awkard, even more so if you go ass to grass like I do. The clean grip feels the best and safest so I will stick with it and gut it out, work on flexibility, etc.