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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    re-gripping during DLs legit?

    sometimes when i am lifting very heavy DLs, i will feel the weight slipping out of my hand and pretty much just being held up by my fingers so i will drop of the weight on the ground on the way down and re-grip on way up...

    is this legit and count as another rep? or is it cheating? my grip strength is pretty good, jus slips sometimes to my fingers...
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    Get some chalk.

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    No it's not legal.

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    I put the weight back to the ground after every rep.

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    Yes it's legal as long as you lock out at the top. You shouldnt purpously drop the weight though. I don't think your gym would appreciate that.

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    I also have to regrip occasionally. It's not a big deal, you're still lifting the weight.
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    dont woryy about it...you will still get gains from it...to me it is not cheating...as long as your form is Ok.

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    "legal"? As in what sense? There is no such thing as an "illegal" rep outside of competition. (Unless you are lifting a db and cracking someone over the head with it...)
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    I regrip when I rep deadlifts because my grip would otherwise fail much sooner than the rest of my body. I think it's a fairly common way of doing them.

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    I was actually just about to ask this lol...What I started doing I let it touch the floor every rep and I get more of a work out by doing so and alows me to keep my grip as well
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    As long as there isn't like a 2 minute break between reps, it's fine.

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    yeah i re-grip and continue the next rep immediately.... also i am not dropping the weight from a height... i jus let it go once it has touched the ground, regrip, and then back up...
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    and by illegal, i was asking whether or not is a "proper" rep or not b/c i dont want to be thinking i can lift "x" amount if it isn't proper...
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    Biceps: 14.5"
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    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    look into using straps, but if this is for a competition, that might not be the best idea, because in most cases straps are not allowed.

    also, you are still moving the weight, so it really doesn't make a differences whether you have to regrip or not. as the others stated, just don't rest between the reps!
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    i was thinking about straps but i want to maximize my grip strength, etc...

    u kno, there have been many threads about how many ppl use chalk, barehands, gloves, straps, etc when DL....

    id like to continue w/ the least aid possible
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    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
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    and i also use a double overhand grip
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    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    yea i use the double overhand as well! using aid, may seem like you have a weakness. realistically, everyone has atleast one! using straps, will allow you to add more weight, which in turn progress will follow!

    as for the grip, do some forearm work and that should help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoot4dabigtime
    yea i use the double overhand as well! using aid, may seem like you have a weakness. realistically, everyone has atleast one! using straps, will allow you to add more weight, which in turn progress will follow!

    as for the grip, do some forearm work and that should help.
    that's a good point... ill definately consider straps in the future
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    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    You'll likely find that switching to a mixed grip will help alot. After that, I've always found chalk better than straps for deads. I could never get my fingers to hang on with straps.

    As for reps, resting the bar and re-gripping between reps is perfectly acceptable. It tends to help me get ready for the next leg drive on the initial push since after lowering/dropping the bar I'm not always set up right for the next lift.

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    1. switch to a mixed grip

    2. buy chalk

    3. Nothing wrong with regripping if needed
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    thanks for the advice guys

    i used to use a mixed grip and yes it was easier... but i read from some threads that double overhand grip is better... i guess ill switch back to mixed grip... then my numbers should go up :P
    Age: 25
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    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
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    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    Uh huh when I do deads I do like 3 sets of 5 singles.

    rep 1, drop barbell (set it down), 5-10 seconds to re-position, pull rep 2, repeat until complete.

    I only do continued reps (no standing back up) on speed pulls.
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    i only re-grip when i ABSOLUTELY need to... so for the most part, they are continued sets for me...
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    well it is called deadlift for a reason
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    personally i like the mixed grip. i alternate the positions every set.
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