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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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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    Weak Grip Holding Me Back

    I can't grip the bar long enough to finish off sets of
    8 hack squats or deadlifts. Any problem with doing
    3 sets of 6, rather than 2 sets of 8? I'm doing WBB1;
    what could I add to my shoulder/arm day to work
    on my grip?

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    try static hangs (just hang from an overhead bar as long as you can)
    or farmer walks/static holds with heavy DBs

    or just reset your grip and then grind out the last two reps

    I have found that one of the best ways to improve grip for deads is simply to keep deadlifting

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    Or use an over/under grip. I use that for any deadlift movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    try static hangs (just hang from an overhead bar as long as you can)
    or farmer walks/static holds with heavy DBs

    or just reset your grip and then grind out the last two reps

    I have found that one of the best ways to improve grip for deads is simply to keep deadlifting
    :withstupi

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    If its holding you back you can buy straps for the deadlifts, shrugs, hack squats. Just remember don't forget to keep working the grip with the exercises the Callahan mentioned.

    The only other way is to keep doing what you doing and just wait for your grip to get better.
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    just use straps...

    your grip will improve over time from all the exercises your doing...its not like your grip is going to atrophe if you use straps for deadlifts, contrary to what many would have you believe.

    The last thing you want to do is have grip be the reason your not gaining in other areas...

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Building on your forearm strength will help. Strong Grip is all about forearm strength. Thats if your just not strong enough to hold it up anymore. If its like slipping or your fingers hurt, then Im not really sure.
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