Grip on Floor Press?

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  1. PaxZRake

    PaxZRake White Belt

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    Hey guys,

    I've been working my through Starting Strength for a bit now and I've encountered my first real issue.

    Since I'm working at home, I've been doing a Dumbbell Floor Press instead of a Bench Press. However, now that I'm at 130lbs (total) it really hurts my hands to hold the weight above me, moreso to press it.

    Is there anything I should know about changing up my grip or is there another issue?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 Blue Belt

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    Keep your wrists in line with your hand, dont bend them back. Use chalk.

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    Get some 2*6's and make yourself a bench. Then use saw horses for the rack. One can make a bench press apparatus for no more than 40 dollars.

    If you dont have tools, one of your freinds will have tools. If they dont have tools, one of your parent's friends will have tools. ;D
     
  3. Justice 4 All

    Justice 4 All Brown Belt

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    Riiiight...

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