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mikesbench
01-10-2009, 04:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUw2x3CExso&feature=channel_page

Definitely my weakest lift, and I know for sure my grip is the weak link in this lift, so I'll start doing more fat bar work. I feel like if I could hold onto it I'd be pulling over 600.
I know I also need to gt my suit repaired, not sure I'll be able to get that done before my next meet though.
I'll be lifting at the UPA Iowa / Midwest meet on Jan 31st, so after that I'll try to get my grip up to par and hopefully be ready to get closer to a 2000 total if I can finall get a good pull.
Plans for this meet are to squat >750, bench > 605, and pull around 550, so I'm hoping I can get past 1900 at this meet. Main goal for this year is 2000 though.

Chris Rodgers
01-10-2009, 05:26 PM
Nice pulling Mike!


I have the same grip issue when pulling sumo. I don't even think it's a weakness, it's the position of my hand/fingers when they come up my thigh. If I can hold the same weights all day conventional, I don't think it's grip strength. You might want to play with your hand placement and see if something slightly different would work. I'd say your technique looks very solid though.

ZenMonkey
01-10-2009, 05:59 PM
That 2nd 555 looked easy! Great work!

lenny spero
01-10-2009, 06:33 PM
fat bar work does not IMO train your supporting grip...If you want to make your grip stronger do heavy sets of 10 volume on your hands makes them strong

Painzer
01-10-2009, 06:51 PM
Says your video is no longer available.

mikesbench
01-11-2009, 07:05 AM
Thanks for the ideas guys.

Chris,
I have noticed doing rack pulls with my feet close I can hold on to more than 555, so I think you're right about maybe trying different hand placements. I think I'll experiment a little with that.

Lenny,
So you're basically saying traing my grip by doing like high rep deadlifts, barbell rows, db rows, etc? One exercise I definitely feel in my hands / forearms are kettlebell swings, do you think they might help my deadlifting grip?

Thanks for the help guys.

lenny spero
01-11-2009, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the ideas guys.

Chris,
I have noticed doing rack pulls with my feet close I can hold on to more than 555, so I think you're right about maybe trying different hand placements. I think I'll experiment a little with that.

Lenny,
So you're basically saying traing my grip by doing like high rep deadlifts, barbell rows, db rows, etc? One exercise I definitely feel in my hands / forearms are kettlebell swings, do you think they might help my deadlifting grip?

Thanks for the help guys.

i think heavy deadlift and row volume high reps with heavy weight makes the supporting grip strong..i think kettlebell swings might help with a grip issue but id couple them with heavy rows and deadlifts with lots of volume.

mikesbench
01-11-2009, 11:37 AM
Thanks lenny,
That makes sense to me.