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    Gettin Lean Goin_Big's Avatar
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    I use an over under grip when I do deadlifts
    will this affect my trap development as dls do slightly work traps
    and what if I did over under grip and did barbell shrugs would that affect my trap development
    does anyone else use an over under grip?
    I really think it works great for dls, just wondering if it will harm me or mess with my symmetry doing this.
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    dont worry about it, ive been doing this for years and have great symmetry in my traps; as long as you hold the middle of the bar, you should be fine.
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    i switch the direction of the over-under grip for each set. That way you are evenly working everything and not overworking some area because of your grip.

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    I would agree with Kato, don't worry 'bout it! The staggered grip is best for deads, so keep it up.

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    Same here. Over/under is usually necessary if you want to go heavy.
    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)
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    why is a staggered grip best for deads?
    does it make it easier to hold?
    i've tried both staggered and normal grip and i can't really feel a difference between the two. i prefer a normal grip though, just seems more comfortable.
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    I used over/under when I did my 350x6 the other day Latman, what happened to your deadlift? It has trailed off into an abyss of nothingness

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Hey tough guy. Give me one month. I'll show you some progress!
    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

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    You've already had almost 2 months! How much have you progressed in that 2 months?

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    The staggered grip provides a better grip when the weight gets heavy.

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    thanks for the replies guys
    yea, the over/under grip helps you to lift more weight on dls without having to worry about grip strength as much
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    I don't feel comfortable using under/over grip - I think one of my arms is longer than the other
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    Just lean to the side that is shorter then, heh

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