Before diving into false grip squatting check whatever fed you compete in to see if it’s legal. I compete in the IPF and you CANNOT use a false grip. No point practicing if you can"t play that way.[/quote]
That is interesting, because USAPL, which follows IPF regulations (for the most part), and they allow false grip during the squat.
Regardless, my roommate also gets wrist pain and he switched to false grip during squats. It seems to have helped him, otherwise maybe just keep wearing the wraps since you do well with them. [/quote]
Yeah, I believe the rule is all five fingers have to be in contact with the bar - nothing about wrapping the thumb. False grip is only expressly prohibited in bench.
I put my wraps on at 135, with a 408 max. I am pretty low-bar, and relatively small wrists, so I am just concerned with doing things to prevent pain.