Whenever I deadlift I always lose my grip and repeatedly have to stop to fix it throughout my reps. What should I do to get rid of this problem because its starting to really piss me off? Thanks.
Last edited by darius19; 04-14-2005 at 05:46 PM.
You can try one palm facing away and one palm facing toward you on the bar. I had the same problem, especially with shrugs, but it went away with perseverance as I kept going until my grip got stronger.Originally Posted by darius19
You can try loading some dumbells or a bar and practice just holding it to increase grip strength also.
Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
I've got girlie little hands. I use straps for my deads.
I used to think once like built...but that was before I took a wild shot in the dark and spent $1.50 on magnesium carbonate aka chalk
I don't think it's allowed at all gyms, though.
I don't think mine allows it, but I don't give a ****....if they ask me to not use it I'm gonna tell them to eat a dickOriginally Posted by Built
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i dont have much experience with using straps, but i think if your problem is with your gripping strength, you shouldnt use them. if you get straps you may never improve gripping strength.
too expensiveOriginally Posted by MixmasterNash
im definatley someone cheap when it comes to this type of thing; just dump your chalk in a damn sock. heck, my chalk composes of actual crayola brand chalk that i found in my house, and threw into a coffee bean grinder.
darius, how much are you deading?
Yeah, I second chalk, but I have found over the past month or so that my grip has gone up fast as **** since I've been doing 5x5 deadlifts with an overhand grip (no straps/chalk). Your legs/lower back will still grow just about as well because you'll still benefit from the progression, plus you don't have to worry about getting hurt.
Last edited by KingJustin; 04-14-2005 at 07:54 PM.
When doing mixed grip, is there a difference in which arm (most people have a dominant arm) is doing OH and which is doing UH??
I think it's just more of preference....I use my right hand for OH and left of UH....I've tried it the other way around and it just feels oddOriginally Posted by DarrenEff
i switch my mixed grip each set so not to favour one side over the other.
I just wear gloves.Originally Posted by Built
My hands are girlie as well. 7 inches (18cm) from the base of my palm to the tip of my middle finger. That is very small for a man.
How do gloves help? For me they just decresed the amount I could wrap my hands around the bar.
Ape grip > Straps > Gloves
Last edited by AKraut; 04-15-2005 at 06:13 AM.
Gloves help with moisture, but increase the effective size of the bar, making it harder than a gloveless pull.
They are the LAST thing I would ever recommend for deads, including after smearing olive oil on the bar.
word^1) Use a mixed grip.
3) Get a stronger grip.
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Originally Posted by Built
Ya welcome. Eco Balls cause no mess. Yes they are a bit more expensive, but I love them because I never have to worry about some gym employee telling me I can't use chalk.