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    Sumo deadlift grip

    Just started working these into my program and the gym I train at has pretty crappy barbells. That is its own issue, but I noticed that there is no knurling in the area where I would like to place my hands. I have to position them wider than I want. Is this because they don't have the barbell I need, or I am just setting up too narrow?
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    Not all bars are created equal. A dl bar will have a lot of knurling where as a economy all purpose bar may have less. Pick up a Texas power bar and see if the gym owner will let you stash it at the gym.
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    Yeah this is a problem for me as well, really annoying. I can pull more sumo but my grip shits out quicker compared to conventional stance where I use a wider grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Not all bars are created equal. A dl bar will have a lot of knurling where as a economy all purpose bar may have less. Pick up a Texas power bar and see if the gym owner will let you stash it at the gym.
    Right, that's what I thought as well. However, I looked up that bar and the one I was using seems similar. Obviously it's not a Texas Power Bar, but it does have center knurling. What seems like it would be my most comfortable position is between the center and outer knurling. Here's a picture of me setting up with my hand right hand there (actually even a little wider than I want, but I needed to grab some knurling to lift). Do I need to just set my grip wider?

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