Deadlift Grip: Yay or Nay?
- 06-13-2007, 07:28 PM
Deadlift Grip: Yay or Nay?
I recently bought the Lee Priest style weightlifting "cuffs," as my last pair of straps finally went out on me (luckily during warmups). Because of the construction of the cuff, I find it difficult to use an over/under grip while doing deads with them. I've been using a double-overhand grip, and it seems perfectly comfortable. Is there anything anatomically wrong with this? Any warning signs to look out for?E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
- 06-13-2007, 09:42 PM
nothing anatomically incorrect. The main reason alternating grip is often advocated or seen is because the two difering grips allow for less "slippage" or "rolling" of the bar. Think about it. As you approach heavier and heavier weight, as the bar begins to "slip" or "roll" from one hand, it is actually "rolling" into the other hand, enhancing the grip. Hope that makes sense.
06-13-2007, 10:19 PM
06-13-2007, 10:48 PM
The grip your using is actually safer. The only reason to use a mixed grip is because you can grip heavier weight better. If your using straps their is no reason to use a mixed grip.
06-14-2007, 04:44 AM
06-14-2007, 04:53 AM
I like a mixed grip on deads, definatley helps but I have seen a friend of mine at the gym hurt his bicep when going heavy using mixed.
If your using straps I can't see any reason for a mixed grip.
06-14-2007, 05:52 PM
06-18-2007, 02:32 PM
is there a reason that you need the straps? if you work on your grip a little you wont need to use the straps until you get to the heavier weights.try doing deadlift holds in the rack for a few weeks and throw in some wrist and forearm stuff.you should be able to get fairly heavy without the use of straps or belts and and all that.just my opinion tho.
06-18-2007, 03:08 PM
I'm trying to break the state DL record for my age group and I use a mixed grip. No injuries or pains in doing so thus far.
06-18-2007, 09:56 PM
06-18-2007, 10:05 PM
06-18-2007, 10:14 PM
06-18-2007, 10:38 PM
I guess what I'm getting at is that these sorts of things are like drugs and alcohol: they're arguably ok in moderation, but if you go overboard, they have their way of catching up with you.
06-23-2007, 07:49 PM
06-23-2007, 07:52 PM
You see, I just know a few girls with strong neck muscles, so the forearms don't get too much action for me :P
06-27-2007, 09:35 AM
06-30-2007, 09:17 AM
I use a trap bar for deadlifting so which grip to use is not an issue. As for grip strength, I also use the trap bar for Farmers Walks, and grip has improved majorly.
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