Interesting.. so is it 23 or 16 Squiboy?
16 and being able to deadlift 4 plates + for reps...... if you legit, than hats off to you man. (remember that thread regarding lying about personal best lifts? )
Im actually 16 but i was nervous when i signed up because of the 18 year old thing, did i mention im 6' 2" 235 lbs, so its not as sweet as being a little guy doing that much, and yes i give you my WORD that i really do deadlift that much and chrug that much, as a freshman i was doing 480 lbs on squat but it went down during football cause i was always too tired to lift after practice. i promise those are my true stats... and its 4 plates and a 10.
Well I figured if a 16 year old can do it, than so can I. I just went downstairs to the gym and warmed up, built to 415, told myself I was gonna get it at least 5 times, and I only got it ONCE! And it took me THREE tries! And I'm 6'0" 225lbs. Mad props bro! What supps do you use?
No gloves here, but I do use straps when I go real heavy with barbell shrugs, or DB rows. My wife hates my calluses and wants me to start wearing gloves. But, until she cuts me off, I'll go without.
Years ago I used pieces of a bicycle inner tube. Just cut them as long as your hand is wide, then cut them open long ways. They will last you forever, not to mention inexpensive. They are comfortable and allow for a good grip.
I am a completely natural lifter, ive never even taken creatine. i just lift for about 2 hours a day after school. guess im just naturally strong.Originally Posted by supersoldier
I also use the Harbinger Big Grips they are awesome. I have had them for almost a year and have washed them quite a few times and they still are holding out. Even though the weights and have gotten heavier and I have gotten more agressive in training.
I use Harbingers. They hold up pretty well. You don't want too much padding as it will mess with your grip. For those of you who insist on not using gloves, good for you. I don't need the added distraction. For those of you who think that lifters who use gloves are *****s, let me kick you in your junk, then try a deadlift.
I use gloves and hooker2's. I like the Harbingers but don't get the ones with the little rubber grips they killed my lifting. But for back days the hookers are a must have I am not working my grip on back days I am working my back. I can work my grip on another day or after I get done with Bi's. As for my personal best is 130# DB for a set of 6 on DB rows. Why only 130# DB's because thats the highest my gym has.