Definitely my weakest lift, and I know for sure my grip is the weak link in this lift, so I'll start doing more fat bar work. I feel like if I could hold onto it I'd be pulling over 600.
I know I also need to gt my suit repaired, not sure I'll be able to get that done before my next meet though.
I'll be lifting at the UPA Iowa / Midwest meet on Jan 31st, so after that I'll try to get my grip up to par and hopefully be ready to get closer to a 2000 total if I can finall get a good pull.
Plans for this meet are to squat >750, bench > 605, and pull around 550, so I'm hoping I can get past 1900 at this meet. Main goal for this year is 2000 though.
Nice pulling Mike!
I have the same grip issue when pulling sumo. I don't even think it's a weakness, it's the position of my hand/fingers when they come up my thigh. If I can hold the same weights all day conventional, I don't think it's grip strength. You might want to play with your hand placement and see if something slightly different would work. I'd say your technique looks very solid though.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
That 2nd 555 looked easy! Great work!
Says your video is no longer available.
5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW
Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)
Total - 1236 (1168.4)
Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525
Thanks for the ideas guys.
I have noticed doing rack pulls with my feet close I can hold on to more than 555, so I think you're right about maybe trying different hand placements. I think I'll experiment a little with that.
So you're basically saying traing my grip by doing like high rep deadlifts, barbell rows, db rows, etc? One exercise I definitely feel in my hands / forearms are kettlebell swings, do you think they might help my deadlifting grip?
Thanks for the help guys.
That makes sense to me.