The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, ON
    Posts
    328

    alternating switched grip deads

    how often do you guys change the grip on your deadlifts, example switching from left hand supinated to right? i never switched but recently decided to because of a slight pain in my rotator cuff on my left shoulder ( from the supinated left hand)

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Senior Member Klotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    559
    Never

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    963
    I pull double over.

  5. #4
    TN TerrorSquad Jaybird88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    236
    I don't. But if one grip is causing you grief, then I see no reason not to switch. I wouldn't worry too much about it...Just do what it takes to pick up the damn weight!
    19 Years Old
    5'8
    147lbs

    Journal:http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=102026
    RAW/Belt - Pre-2008 - Present - Goal
    Bench: ------- 185 ------ 200 ----- 225
    Squat: ------- 265 ------ 285 ----- 315
    Deads: ------- 355 ------ 405 ----- 455

    I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me [strong]. And when I [lift], I feel His pleasure. -Chariots of Fire(mod.)

  6. #5
    TJW Keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Pickering, Ontario
    Posts
    3,238
    Every set. Although, my last ME set, I'll use the grip that's most comfortable for me.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

    The never-ending pursuit of becoming Strong(er) - My Westside journal

  7. #6
    Moderator joey54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Palmyra, PA
    Posts
    5,714
    go with the most comfortable one.


    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Just get under the bar!

  8. #7
    Strength & Protection Kiaran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Littleton, CO
    Posts
    3,963
    People like to say "it's good to switch up the grip now and then to even things out". But IMO if you were playing a sport, say tennis, would you switch up racket hands just to even things out or would you use the grip that yields the best results every time? Unless you're going for cosmetics, I'd say don't bother ever switching your grip unless you're having major problems.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

    The Riddle Of Iron - Kiaran's Garage Training Log

  9. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Piqua, OH
    Posts
    1,455
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    People like to say "it's good to switch up the grip now and then to even things out". But IMO if you were playing a sport, say tennis, would you switch up racket hands just to even things out or would you use the grip that yields the best results every time? Unless you're going for cosmetics, I'd say don't bother ever switching your grip unless you're having major problems.
    well since you use both hands, switching grip can make your grip stronger.
    for my lighter sets i will play around with my grip, then when i get 80% or more i use my stronger grip.

  10. #9
    Lifting junkie. AKMass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    MASSachusetts
    Posts
    969
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Every set. Although, my last ME set, I'll use the grip that's most comfortable for me.
    Same here.
    5'10"
    180

    Ultra Nasty Hypertrophy journal (HCT-12)-http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...rnal!-(HCT-12)

    Old My 5-3-1 Journal:http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132576

  11. #10
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    66
    every workout i switch

  12. #11
    My own personal trainer dumbbell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    483
    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    I pull double over.
    Same here.
    I've heard some say to switch hands if you use a mixed grip to even out the applied stress, but I think it's effect is over exaggerated. Do what feels best to you, and don't worry too much about it.
    Last edited by dumbbell; 06-26-2008 at 11:34 AM. Reason: rephrase
    Jason

    It is currently a fad, at this writing, for boys to think they need a "six pack", although most of them don't have an ice chest to put it in.
    -Mark Rippetoe

  13. #12
    My own personal trainer dumbbell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    483
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    People like to say "it's good to switch up the grip now and then to even things out". But IMO if you were playing a sport, say tennis, would you switch up racket hands just to even things out or would you use the grip that yields the best results every time? Unless you're going for cosmetics, I'd say don't bother ever switching your grip unless you're having major problems.
    Good point about the tennis thing.
    Jason

    It is currently a fad, at this writing, for boys to think they need a "six pack", although most of them don't have an ice chest to put it in.
    -Mark Rippetoe

  14. #13
    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    (UK)
    Posts
    2,932
    On deadlifts I will usually pull double over for the lighter sets to work my grip a little more and for the heavier sets I will use a mixed grip. But I always keep the mixed grip the same. My left hand palm toward and my right hand palm away. never changed it.

    And ive never had a problem with my rotator cuffs.
    If you always deadlift double over and your not using barbell straps you are probably not pushing your back to its full potential (unless you have super grip!)
    Last edited by Goodwinm; 06-26-2008 at 11:46 AM.
    My Journal

    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

Similar Threads

  1. My Renewed Interest in Grip and its Place in GPP
    By Sensei in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-01-2006, 09:26 PM
  2. Recently Started Loosing my Grip Strength
    By Bob in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-27-2006, 02:45 PM
  3. deads and stiff leg deads
    By AzBboy in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 10-09-2005, 03:46 AM
  4. Grip Stength importance in Pull Ups
    By Victor in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-30-2003, 01:59 AM
  5. I need more grip strength AND a new leg workout
    By littleman69 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-02-2001, 04:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •