http://derbycitystrengthandconditioning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/maxresdefault-6.jpg 720 1280 Joe Clark http://derbycitystrengthandconditioning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_24504045-300x300.jpg Joe Clark2018-12-26 14:31:292018-12-26 14:31:49Hand Placment : Finding The Perfect Barbell Grip
In the beginning, we think its as simple as gripping the barbell and moving the weight.
Or at least I did…
It seems like such an innocent question, but its ask so frequently, its dismissed just as fast.
“Where do I grab the bar?”
I never really thought about how many times over the past twenty years I’ve been ask that question.
I honestly can’t think of any new athlete or new movement where this question has come up.
Yet I’ve always dismissed it as common core lifting 101.
The answer may surprise you, it’s that simple. Whatever feels natural.
With the understanding that some lifts have certain parameters that are optimal, there is wiggle room.
For some of your most common movements, a universal grip is not only natural, but efficient and consistent!
Take me for example, I use the same barbell grip and hand placement for my back squat, front squat, clean, jerk, and my overhead press.
I also fine when doing push-ups I continue to have the same hand placement on the ground as when I grip a barbell.
Do you find yourself constantly moving your hands for your weightlifting? It may help improve your lifts!