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Wrist pain with the bench press? Try the Bulldog Grip!


Do you have wrist pain with the bench press? When someone tells me they have wrist pain when they bench, I always ask them how they grip the bar. A lot of people tend to hold the bar too high in their palm which causes their wrist to extend back during the press. This extended position puts a lot of stress on the carpal bones and small ligaments of the hand and wrist. This can easily be avoided by stacking the wrist over the forearm, and we can do this by letting the barbell sit lower in our palm when we grab it.

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