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?
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
:withstupiOriginally Posted by Callahan
somewhat what I eat...
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.
Stats at 1st March - 7th June
Weight: 171 - 163
Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%
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...
Thanks for the suggestions.
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.
"I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr
"im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas
"had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth
"most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx
"We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr
"Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL