Was benching this morning with a thumbless grip and made me wonder who uses thumbless grip vs thumbs around in their training.
I use thumbless in any sort of barbell pressing (bench, incline, overhead). I use thumb around with dumbbells, the log and the swiss bar. With an axle, I use thumbless if pressing out of the rack and thumb around if I cleaned it from the floor.
I like thumbless since it allows me to sit the bar lower in my hand, so I can press with the bar more directly in line with my wrist/against the hard edge of my palm, but when my hands face inward it just seems too slippery.