# Holding the bar on dead lifts

• 03-28-2007, 02:59 PM
idrumtomuch
Holding the bar on dead lifts
I have seen when people use a matched grip when doing dead lifts, but I have seen other people use an inverted grip where one palm faces in and one the other.

Why do they do that?

Benefits, ect ect

• 03-28-2007, 03:01 PM
When you grip the bar with a standard grip, you're not only fighting gravity directly, but also fighting to stop the bar from rolling out of your hands.

A mixed grip takes the problem of the bar rolling out of the equation, allowing you to hold more.
• 03-28-2007, 03:39 PM
Howard 9
I use the palms facing in grips for as many sets as I can to help me grip and forearms. Then I got to mix when I can not hold the weight with standard.
• 03-28-2007, 03:41 PM
Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard 9
I use the palms facing in grips for as many sets as I can to help me grip and forearms. Then I got to mix when I can not hold the weight with standard.

Agreed. This is the best way to increase forearm strength without sacrificing weight on the deadlift.
• 03-28-2007, 04:47 PM
borracho
Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard 9
I use the palms facing in grips for as many sets as I can to help me grip and forearms. Then I got to mix when I can not hold the weight with standard.

thats how I made the jump from 225 - 275....not to mention just being able to do the 225 to start with.
• 03-28-2007, 05:02 PM
Australian
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Originally Posted by borracho
thats how I made the jump from 225 - 275....not to mention just being able to do the 225 to start with.

You sure that's not when you just remembered to include the weight of the bar? ;)
• 03-28-2007, 05:59 PM
n4rd0
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Originally Posted by Australian
You sure that's not when you just remembered to include the weight of the bar? ;)

That would equal 270...
• 03-28-2007, 06:46 PM
idrumtomuch
Ahhh thats cool man, I was having that problem about the bar rolling but couldn't work it out.

Now I feel like a dumbass.

Thanks!
• 03-28-2007, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by idrumtomuch
Ahhh thats cool man, I was having that problem about the bar rolling but couldn't work it out.

Now I feel like a dumbass.

Thanks!

If you really want advice, considering you just joined, you probably want to change your name so it's grammatically correct. Do you really want a name that's spelled wrong for years? :rolleyes:
• 03-28-2007, 08:13 PM
idrumtomuch
Nope, I have had this SN for years already and I am well aware it is a grammatical error. That is the beauty of the internet, it can be whatever the hell I want -- not what you want.

The reason it is like it is because when I created the name I wasn't aloud to use numbers and only 11 max characters.

Fortunately , I am not trying to wow you with my grammar.

"'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt"
• 03-29-2007, 07:53 AM
Cirino83
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Originally Posted by idrumtomuch

The reason it is like it is because when I created the name I wasn't aloud to use numbers and only 11 max characters.

Fortunately , I am not trying to wow you with my grammar.

tuttut
• 03-29-2007, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Cirino83
tuttut

Hahaha, man I was thinking the same thing. Priceless. Butt hay, let him bee watt he wonts two!
• 03-29-2007, 08:59 AM
idrumtomuch
Apparently you tards never heard of sarcasm either.

I am glad I deleted the next line before posting. That one would have really made you work a muscle you never have before.
• 03-29-2007, 09:25 AM
BG5150
Bottom line, use any grip you want and see which is most comfortable for you and you can get the most out of.