Good for a laugh... deadlifting and using straps - how NOT to do it.

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    So I manned up and used a hook grip today for my RDLs. I found that if I really focused on digging my palm into the bar before gripping, my thumb didn't hurt nearly so much. It's definitely a stronger grip than standard overhand, but I still feel like my technique is less than perfect with it. Just need practice.
    Same here. I try to get my middle finger around my thumb as much as possible, then my index finger.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by biomike View Post
    I had a trainer (bodybuilder) show me a neat trick with straps, that helps alot especially with things like pull ups. Not sure how to explain it coherently to where it`ll make sense haha but u Sew the the strap part so that the "wrap" part is sewed to the part that it slips through, at a certain length. Then cut the rest of the strap off. If done at the correct length it allows you to not ave to care about the excess strap and u can just kinda curl the little bit u have around the bar for better grip and can let go when ever u want.

    Also I agree, i do a combination of both. I use straps with my later sets, but honestly its more because my hands get slippery from sweat and the gym im at doesn't allow chalk...which blows.
    Liquid Chalk

  3. Liquid chalk ripped a callous off every time I used it.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Mafesto31 View Post
    Liquid chalk ripped a callous off every time I used it.
    Ouch! That's the worst. Gotta pumice those things down so that doesn't happen.
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