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)
I pull double over.
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!
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Every set. Although, my last ME set, I'll use the grip that's most comfortable for me.
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go with the most comfortable one.
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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.
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every workout i switch
Last edited by dumbbell; 06-26-2008 at 11:34 AM. Reason: rephrase
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.
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.
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