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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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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.
    "The harder you train, the harder it is to give up" ~Vince Lombardi~

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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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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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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    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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