Grip is grip it will jsut be affected in a little bit different way
I'll have to gain a bunch of weight just to be skinny, and then a bunch more to even look like I lift weights.
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For deads, go ahead and use a mixed grip if grip is the limiting factor. For other barbell movements where you can get away with usng double-overhand, then do it. You'll still help build your grip strength but the deadlifting you do isn't going to cause that much of an imbalance as long as you are doing plenty of other barbell work like cleans, snatches, rows, shrugs, with overhand grip.
Are you doing deads for your grip or your back?
If you are working on grip then by all means stay with the overhand and work on your grip.
If you are working on your back then do what ever you need to do, to not allow the lost of your grip to affect the lift. Be that be straps, chalk, gloves, alternate grip etc etc...
Last edited by Daone; 10-27-2008 at 01:52 PM.