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Thread: Does switching grips on the deadlift (and thus weight) help prevent overtraining?

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    Does switching grips on the deadlift (and thus weight) help prevent overtraining?

    I'm currently doing 6 deadlift singles once a week.

    At a clean and jerk hand position with a hook grip, I did 175 lbs. 6 times a few hours ago.

    Last week, I used a hook grip at a snatch hand position, and I did 145 lbs. 6 times.

    Does switching the grip (and thus reducing the weight) help prevent burnout / overtraining?

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    Nope.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    Is it because a snatch-grip deadlift places more strain on the upper back?

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    It would hit the upper back harder but not nearly enough to cause overtraining vs. not overtraining.

    I think you might be confusing the term's stagnant and overtraining. When a lift is increasing in weight then stops for a few weks straight you would be stagnant. Adding some variation like you stated(snatch grip) could very well help in the long run.
    Overtraining on the other hand is actually an indepth topic. Due some searches on it. It is a whole body thing, not body part or lift specific.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

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    Alright, thanks. I'll run some searches.

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