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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Palms' grip - deadlifts/chalk

    I was attempting to deadlift 142.5kg for 5 reps earlier (one of my main sets, I had warmed up by this stage) but had to stop after the third rep as I felt like the skin on my palms was being torn off. I was using chalk for better grip and I presume that the chalk ensured there was sufficient friction so that the weight wouldn't slip but a consequence of this was that the full weight was 'held' by my palms and so the skin on my palms was stretched. It felt like my skin was burning and I couldn't go past 3.

    Do you lovely boys and girls have any suggestions how I can improve my situation? I'd like to get to a level where I can deadlift and not be limited by my grip. Should I use less chalk? Should I man up and deal with it? Or is there something I'm missing and this actually isn't a grip issue but something I just have to get used to as I lift heavier and heavier?


    Edit: BTW I'm on 5/3/1 if this helps. My goal is just strength.
    Last edited by AidZ; 09-04-2012 at 08:54 AM.
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