If you put your thumbs around the barbell, you won't get them out of your hands either
Have you ever been warned not to walk around with scissors? Or have you been told to wait 30 minutes after eating before going back in the water?
Both warnings sound reasonable, don't they?
But how many times have you read that, for safety reasons, you should always put your thumbs around the barbell and ignore this warning anyway?
If we were in a classroom, you would probably avoid eye with me now.
How many times have I written at the end of the exercise descriptions: "Put your thumbs around the dumbbell" und "For safety reasons, train with a helper".
If you place your thumbs around the dumbbell correctly and have a training partner by your side, the chances of the dumbbell slipping out of your hands or other accidents will be greatly reduced.
FIRST, THUMBS UP
It will take a while to get into the habit of wrapping your thumbs around the barbell, but get started right away.
No matter what exercise it is - whether you Bench press, Shoulder press or even Squats complete:
Add one to your mental and physical preparation before each exercise „richtigen Griff“.
Don't think that you can't get that strong with a standard grip.
Don't you already put your thumbs around the handlebar while exercising with dumbbells? Well, if this technique works with dumbbells, then it's guaranteed to work with the barbell too!
Conclusion on the better grip
Yes, you feel stronger when your thumbs are on the same side of the bar as your fingers. This gives you a better "shelf" for the bar.
And yes, a change in grip feels a bit uncomfortable or painful at first, and it makes you feel a bit endangered.
But as with any other muscle group, the muscles and tendons in your hands get stronger over time.
You will soon find that if you exercise the safe way, you will be just as strong as you were when you exercised recklessly. If you fail to make this small adjustment, then "recklessness" is the appropriate term.