View Full Version : Hand and thumb pain

04-08-2007, 07:08 PM
Basically it seems whenver I bench or squat I feel pain in my thumbs from gripping the bar. Since I have to stretch my hands to get a good position it hurts. Is there any advice for this? Improper hand placement? supps? what?

04-08-2007, 07:49 PM
How are you gripping the bar? I don't see anyone ever having problems with gripping the bar unless they are doing it wrong lol

04-08-2007, 08:01 PM
I just grip it. Not really much to say. I am not sure whats causing the pain.

04-09-2007, 03:51 AM
I use a thumb under grip in order to line up all the tendons. Some people don't like the grip and say the bar will roll out of your grip. I have not had that problem.

I have also seen people put sponges on the bar to build it up so the tendons are not clamping down as hard and the bar is not crushing them.

04-09-2007, 04:17 AM
You using gloves? They add grip and comfort... give them a try if you're not already.