I've spent the last half hour searching the forum and can't quite find what I'm looking for. Although I found some other cool stuff on the way. I'm not a strong guy but my bench press is really rocketing up and with the weight as heavy as it is my wrists and hands are giving me trouble. I normally let my wrists bend back but I think this is bad and although it doesn't hurt now I have a feeling it will later. But my problem is when I straighten out my wrists the whole weight shifts from my palms to the bases of my thumbs and I can't bear the thumb pain so I bend my wrists back. So what should I do? Do you guys all take the weight on the bases of you thumbs or bend your wrists?