- 01-04-2010, 10:56 AM
- 01-04-2010, 11:07 AM
I always grip "inverted" and never use straps, never had a problem with being uneven.
- 01-04-2010, 11:08 AM
No, that's called a neutral grip and its perfectly acceptable. Muscle will not be built unevenly, body doesn't work like that. Just remember to switch grips every set and so on.
01-04-2010, 11:37 AM
I do the same. Ill do a set of 185 and 225 with pronated grip. Once I am in the 300's I switch to the alternate grip.
01-04-2010, 12:41 PM
Same here. Right around 225 I have to use an alternated grip. Just switch up which hand is over/under from time to time like gamer said. I haven't noticed any uneven changes.
01-04-2010, 01:22 PM
01-04-2010, 05:02 PM
I prefer the 'left over, right under grip' as it feels more natural and when I switch to the next set and have a 'right over, left under grip' it feels more awkward even though I'm mirroring that of my first grip - Does anyone else have this?
01-04-2010, 06:48 PM
Everyone is a little more comfortable with a mixed grip one way. That doesn't mean you can't alternate in training though. It's not a bad idea to be able to switch to the opposite of your preferred grip in case at some point you have a minor bicep or shoulder injury that is helped by a different grip. I switch every other set in training, but use my preferred grip at meets.
01-04-2010, 08:28 PM
01-05-2010, 05:03 AM
05-07-2010, 08:05 AM
05-07-2010, 01:51 PM
05-07-2010, 02:56 PM
05-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Oddly, I used to prefer to pull with the opposite grip in high school and during my first 8 months lifting heavy again, then it suddenly felt more comfortable to pull the other way. Go figure.
05-07-2010, 04:08 PM
I don't think Neutral is the proper term for the grip being discussed. I believe a neutral grip is when palms face one another, i.e. when you do hammer curls or neutral grip pull-ups.
Mixed, or alternate is the correct term I think, but then, I'm not a CSCS. Volc, care to enlighten us?
05-07-2010, 04:18 PM
NSCA - CSCS
05-07-2010, 09:59 PM
05-08-2010, 08:42 AM
05-08-2010, 01:08 PM
I use over over grip
Bench - 355
Squat - 405
Deadlift - 600
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