WATCH: Bench Press Grip

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In this Friday Technique Video edition, JL Holdsworth shows how and where to grip the bar for the bench press. A lot of lifters let their wrists bend back during the bench press. These same lifters will use the tightest wrist wraps available but still can't seem to keep the bar in line with their wrists and elbows. Holdsworth explains why this is problematic for the lockout and shares his own experience with missed bench attempts.

Holdsworth explains how to:

1. Avoid the dangers of a thumbless grip

2. Properly place the bar in your hands

3. Wrap your thumbs

4. Squeeze with your pinkies

5. Keep your elbows and wrists in line with the bar

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