View Full Version : Does switching grips on the deadlift (and thus weight) help prevent overtraining?

12-01-2006, 05:39 PM
I'm currently doing 6 deadlift singles once a week.

At a clean and jerk hand position with a hook grip, I did 175 lbs. 6 times a few hours ago.

Last week, I used a hook grip at a snatch hand position, and I did 145 lbs. 6 times.

Does switching the grip (and thus reducing the weight) help prevent burnout / overtraining?

12-01-2006, 08:29 PM

12-02-2006, 01:05 PM
Is it because a snatch-grip deadlift places more strain on the upper back?

12-02-2006, 04:43 PM
It would hit the upper back harder but not nearly enough to cause overtraining vs. not overtraining.

I think you might be confusing the term's stagnant and overtraining. When a lift is increasing in weight then stops for a few weks straight you would be stagnant. Adding some variation like you stated(snatch grip) could very well help in the long run.
Overtraining on the other hand is actually an indepth topic. Due some searches on it. It is a whole body thing, not body part or lift specific.

12-02-2006, 05:16 PM
Alright, thanks. I'll run some searches.