Just started dead lifting a few weeks ago. The past two dead lifting days my left hand has had a sharp pain in the palm area. I'm not lifting that much weight, but have to stop because my hand is in pain. This is only with 155lbs. The pain basically follows my thumb line down to my wrist. Only happens when deadlifting.
Is it something I'm doing wrong? Do I need to start looking into some gloves,straps? I notice on barbell rows, seated cable rows, and lat pull downs, my grip normally fails before anything else.
I think youre putting too much pressure on your thumb. Make sure your finger grip is very strong on the bar, and you dont just let them waver, and make your thumb do all the work. STRAPS/AVOIDING THE ISSUE IS NOT THE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Keep doing what you're doing and perhaps at the end of your workouts add in a set or two of heavy static holds for more static holding strength.
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Originally Posted by fatrb38
What type of grip are you using? Double overhand? Double underhand? Mixed? Maybe try changing. If it still hurts, you may want to see a doctor.
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i'm with bg on this one, what grip you using?
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i was in the same situation as you when i first started deads. i started out with overhand grip + same weight and i tried mixed, worked fine for me with no strains or isuses.
now that im lifting heavier, my grip cant catch up so i went w/ straps
If my hands start to give out, I lose focus on the muscles I'm doing the lift for.
I use straps on almost all of my pulling lifts so I can concentrate on my back.
Especially deads and chins.
Sounds like your tendons are not used to the exercise yet. They will strengthen and grow along with your muscles, but they take much longer to recover. Try giving a little more time in the beginning between Deadlift sessions. I only use straps when I am approaching my max on deads. When repping with deads, definitely do not use straps. This will only stunt the development of your grip and could cause the problem to worsen when you reach heavier weights.
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Will do. My left arm felt really sore after deads. All the way up through my traps. Just started doing them so taking the weight low and working on form. Same way I did squats when I first started those. Started at 105lbs and now repping 205 in about an 8 weeks since I started squating. Want to take deads slowly and work my way up, but I can't even finish 3 sets of 8 at 155lbs because my left hand just can't hold onto the bar.
you might try some farmers walking for grip strengthing.
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