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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?

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    mixed grip wit deadlift?

    sorry if this has been asked before, i rmeember seein it but i didnt pay attention, but i just noticed that sum people use a mixed grip while deadlifting. is this recommended or it really doesnt matter?

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    You'll probably be able to pull a good deal more weight with mixed grip than overhand grip. Do what you want though, I don't think it really matters as long as the form is solid

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    Using a mixed grip creates a lot less risk of the bar slipping out of your hands. I suggest using a mixed grip.
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    Mixed grip should elminate all grip strength issues.

    Use a double overhand as much as possible to build grip strength, and then switch to mixed grip when the weight overwhelms your grip.

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    Can I jack this thread for a second: I've noticed that mixed grip works one forearm harder than the other, so should I alternate my mixed grip every deadlifting session?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I switch my grips after each set.

    I use the overhand grip for my warmup and acclim sets. Then switch to alternate grip for the work sets. This way, as I move up in weight, my acclim sets go up, and my grip gets progressively stronger. And I usually throw the straps on the last two work sets, just in case.
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    My grip is horrible, so I cant really even benifit from the mixed grip but I can do a bit more with it then the double overhand. Straps and the mixed grip and a must have in my case, go with the mixed for saftey and max out situations and go with double overhand if you want to work grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
    My grip is horrible, so I cant really even benifit from the mixed grip but I can do a bit more with it then the double overhand. Straps and the mixed grip and a must have in my case, go with the mixed for saftey and max out situations and go with double overhand if you want to work grip.
    straps with mixed grip is a bad idea. You can't drop the bar very easily.

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    i think ill just keep usin the overhand grip cause i havent had any probelms yet. so far i haveent had any issues at all with deadlifting so i dont wanna **** it up.

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    ^how much are you deadlifting?

    i think I switched to mixed when I started getting > 300 for sets of 8-10.
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    well im deadlifting over 300 but my grip seems fine,

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    When I didn't use a mixed grip, I shredded a musvle in my lower back and was out for like 8 months, Yes I was using proper technique,except for not using mixed grip.
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    For me, using a mixed grip seems to put uneven stress on my back. And it never got any better, until I stopped.

    Now I just work my grip and use straps rarely and only just to see what I can do. So far it seems to be working much better than mixed grip ever did.
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    Some people prefer overhand grip for a few reasons. Easier to lock out, no twisting of the back, less risk of bicep injuries.

    However, mixed grip will help you hold onto a lot more. Do whatever you like, but keep in mind it will be a bear to switch to overhand if you do mixed for a while.

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    If the weight is light, i'd try all kind of different grips. But when i go heavy i have to do mixed grip with left hand under/right hand over. I am pulling maximally this way... weird... =)

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    i tried mix grip today for something different, and I pulled a muscle on the right side of my lower back. I think I pulled it because of the grip
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    Anyone try a double underhand grip? I never have.

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