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Brendonia12
07-02-2008, 04:33 PM
So, at my gym they have olympic bars, but no hex bars. I use the olympic bar to deadlift, but I can't seem to grip it correctly. It keeps me from being able to use heavy weight while deadlifting. Does anyone else have this problem? If so, how do you deal with it?

HP666
07-02-2008, 04:37 PM
Not to sound condescending, but just work on your grip. As your grip gets stronger you will be able to lift more.

Notorious
07-02-2008, 04:40 PM
Use mixed grip or hook grip if you don't already. Also invest in chalk.

If that doesn't work, get some straps BUT make sure you are still working on your grip. You don't want your grip to hold you back from heavy deadlifts, but you don't want to have to rely on straps either.

HP666
07-02-2008, 04:52 PM
Use mixed grip or hook grip if you don't already. Also invest in chalk.

If that doesn't work, get some straps BUT make sure you are still working on your grip. You don't want your grip to hold you back from heavy deadlifts, but you don't want to have to rely on straps either.

I agree with that 100%, I didn't want to mention straps though, I hate giving people a crutch, well, what could be used as a crutch, but I agree as I said.

Lones Green
07-02-2008, 05:35 PM
captains of crush grippers work wonders too

thewicked
07-03-2008, 10:15 PM
chalk

over/under grip

more chalk

grip work

nothing does better grip work than doing static holds with heavy **** in the rack.

TheSeeker
07-03-2008, 10:32 PM
You guys are right. Grip work, chalk, and a mixed grip...

Anyway, you have to make sure you alternate your mixed grip from left hand being underhand and right hand being overhand to right hand being underhand and left hand being overhand or the other way around for every ME session. It will prevent you from getting any future bicep injuries.

RhodeHouse
07-04-2008, 11:59 PM
You guys are right. Grip work, chalk, and a mixed grip...

Anyway, you have to make sure you alternate your mixed grip from left hand being underhand and right hand being overhand to right hand being underhand and left hand being overhand or the other way around for every ME session. It will prevent you from getting any future bicep injuries.

WRONG! Stop giving out bad advice.

azma
07-05-2008, 07:12 AM
You guys are right. Grip work, chalk, and a mixed grip...

Anyway, you have to make sure you alternate your mixed grip from left hand being underhand and right hand being overhand to right hand being underhand and left hand being overhand or the other way around for every ME session. It will prevent you from getting any future bicep injuries.

No need. Your bicep isn't utilized in the movement, and doesn't take any load. I would even venture so far out to say that, if your bicep is feeling or looking worked, your form is off. If you're really freakin' anal-retentive about your forearms, I guess you might switch up your mixed grip to challenge your grip strength as evenly as possible -- but that's relatively frivolous.

In general, pick the mixed grip with which you feel most comfortable, and don't feel like you have to stray from it.

Lones Green
07-05-2008, 10:45 AM
You guys are right. Grip work, chalk, and a mixed grip...

Anyway, you have to make sure you alternate your mixed grip from left hand being underhand and right hand being overhand to right hand being underhand and left hand being overhand or the other way around for every ME session. It will prevent you from getting any future bicep injuries.

why dont you just do some bicep curls to prevent injury? thats the main reason i do them...

Tennessee Mike
07-05-2008, 10:55 AM
Ive never alternated hand grip.And you dont have to either.You use the grip that puts you in a better position for a bigger pull.Period.The risk of a bicep tear is part of the deal.

strongkid963
07-05-2008, 02:24 PM
You guys are right. Grip work, chalk, and a mixed grip...

Anyway, you have to make sure you alternate your mixed grip from left hand being underhand and right hand being overhand to right hand being underhand and left hand being overhand or the other way around for every ME session. It will prevent you from getting any future bicep injuries.

just do hook

TheSeeker
07-05-2008, 09:57 PM
just do hook

That is just too painful...

Anyway, it seems like some of the stuff that I read from FLEX isn't really reliable at all....

Sensei
07-05-2008, 10:26 PM
On lighter sets, I alternate the mixed grip. The bar does tend to helicopter a little w. a mixed grip and I always felt, in the interest of long term lower back health, that spreading out the torque was not a bad idea. Always the same grip w. serious sets though.

Bob
07-05-2008, 10:30 PM
Anyway, it seems like some of the stuff that I read from FLEX isn't really reliable at all....
Yep.. not quite a reliable resource when it comes to heavy lifting...

:thumbup: on the static holds... besides just deadlifting, this helped increased my grip the most for deadlifting..

TheSeeker
07-05-2008, 10:34 PM
You can also try hanging on a pull up bar with one hand and holding on for as long as you can. It's a good unilateral static grip exercise.

strongkid963
07-06-2008, 10:18 AM
That is just too painful...



go cry.......just think the deadlift will be that much painless no you will only fell your thumby wummy's

Notorious
07-06-2008, 10:19 AM
That is just too painful...

Have you ever even tried hook grip? Or did you just read about it on the internet?

Ben Moore
07-06-2008, 10:23 PM
Timed holds with the COC grippers and holds with a thick bar and oly bar are what worked for me. That and heavy farmers walks

Dave Schwab
07-07-2008, 08:27 AM
Static holds by holding end of hex dumbbell helped my grip tremendously, along with static barbell holds and ditching the straps except for when they're absolutely needed.

thewicked
07-07-2008, 10:08 AM
that's right..no straps until your grip FAILS then go at it. Static holds out the rack have helped me the most. I do'nt know why people would'nt think your bi's aren't involved in pulling but they are to a tiny degree. Whenever you do any sort of heavy pulling..do some light hammer curls or something to warm them up first. alot of people don't and the moment they tense up or if they jerk the wieght up just the slightest, it'll be a greater risk of tearing a bicep than it would be if you warmed them up first. Just caution.. but it's better to aire on the safe side.