The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Grip strength question on WBB #1

    I just started WBB#1 yesterday, and it is awesome... completely different than the routine I've had for the past three months. One issue I have with the prescribed back routine is grip strength. I haven't lifted with straps in a long time, and yesterday was no different. My grip is giving out with much lower weight than I know my back can handle.

    So here's the million dollar question: should I lift with straps so I can go heavy, or should I lift without and wait for my grip strength to catch up? Or, should I alternate weeks and do heavy lifts one week with straps and then lighter weight without straps the next week?

    Thanks for your help, and thanks for a routine that shows a lot of potential!
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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    I would suggest the straps for a while. Add some grip work to help your grip catch up. This helped me a huge aomunt and now I don't need straps anymore.
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