Gloves, Straps?

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  1. Gloves, Straps?


    Today i was at the gym and went a little hevier on my deadlift but I could only maybe crank out 2 due to bar slipping out of my hand. VERY VERY frustrating. What do you guys use to prevent this?
    I was using gloves and I tried bare handed. No go.
    Thanks!


  2. I use these:


    or those rubber coated gloves.

  3. Def going to invest in some straps.
    Do you use them all the time or more for just powerlifting?
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  4. Only use them when I go above 315 in dead lift and wide grip lifts.

    Its best to work the forearms to get use to the weight though. Generally I would only use straps if I want to crush the weight or try maxing my 1 rep max.

  5. forearms aren't the prob. My hands just get sweaty.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by FAMOUSX1 View Post
    forearms aren't the prob. My hands just get sweaty.
    Does your gym allow chalk use?

  7. Chalk and mixed grip.

  8. If you want to improve grip strength use gloves most of the time

  9. Don't think they allow chalk.
    Yes. I do use mixed grip.

  10. bring a towel, dry your hands, this is a grip strength problem if they still slip in mixed grip.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by FAMOUSX1 View Post
    Don't think they allow chalk.
    Yes. I do use mixed grip.
    **** them, sneak it in. Lifting weights and chalk go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
    Also, do as many sets with a double overhand grip as possible, only switch to mixed grip once that gives out.

  12. Thanks for all the help guys. I think I'm gonna go with some straps thou.
    I think I have that condition where my hands and feet sweat a lot. I don't remember off hand what its called.

  13. Don't wear gloves unless you have a matching handbag to go with them.
    Seriously, don't wear gloves.

    No chalk? Try something like this;
    http://www.holabirdsports.com/cgi-bi...product=060272
    http://www.ghostgrip.com/Sports/No-C...ym-Lotion.aspx

  14. First make sure you have chalk around. Then I would go with straps until your grip strength improves. Look into getting some captains of crush grippers they really improved my grip to the point where I can rack pull nearly 800 without straps.

  15. F straps & gloves, my wife uses gloves. Use chalk, if you're gym doesn't allow it, sneak it in. Just don't be obnoxious about it and clap it all over the place. You don't need much. Keep it in a gallon zip lock back and use it sparingly, wipe your hands together in the bag and wipe the bar down with a wet paper towel afterwards, along with any that may have gotten on the floor. I've been doing this for years at my gym that doesn't allow chalk and nobody's said a word.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by MongoSS View Post
    First make sure you have chalk around. Then I would go with straps until your grip strength improves. Look into getting some captains of crush grippers they really improved my grip to the point where I can rack pull nearly 800 without straps.
    I don't agree that you should use straps until your grip strength improves. You should be doing everything without straps so that it does improve. Your grip won't get strong by not using it.

  17. Forget straps and gloves! If your gym doesn't allow chalk, my first suggestion would be to find a new gym. If that isn't an option, put some chalk in a small tuperware container and smuggle it in! Get the sand out of your vag and man up on that bar!

  18. Straps are fine and arguably a better solution if you are not a powerlifter that competes. The mixed grip can cause bicep tears. I would recommend straps if you are not competing.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  19. if you use gloves how is sweat a problem???!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Jake Fires View Post
    if you use gloves how is sweat a problem???!
    that's what I asked myself. I don't think its a grip strength prob. Its like my hand was gonna slip out of the glove.

    To everyone else. I'm gonna try some chalk. I am still going to buy some straps, they are only like $10 and good to have I think. Also, does anyone use wrist wraps to keep your wrists straight or do straps do the same thing?

  21. I do use straps for shrugs (over 365) and SLDLs (<5 reps) just because I think a mixed grip on those can cause some twisting/torsion in your hips. And if you're prone to hip problems (like me) it will cause problems down the road. Otherwise I stay away from them on everything else. I even feel like a homo using them on that stuff, but I have to.

    Another thing to consider. Find a guy at your gym who uses straps on everything and another who doesn't and compare their forearms. Nothing builds solid forearms like holding a heavy barbell. Not that bodybuilding, forearm 'belly' crap. I'm talking solid, strong forearms.

    Glad to see you trying some chalk.

  22. Strap up if you need to. Makes no sense to limit your back and leg development because you can't grip the bar. Proffesional toughman use straps. I use straps when I do reps and can still pull my max single when I want to. Use the straps. When your done deadlifting set the pins high in a rack and do a couple sets of static holds. Won't take long for your grip strength to catch up. I never use a mixed grip cause I'm not going to risk a bicep tear. I can pull 600 with a regular grip for one.

  23. me personally, i hate using gloves but last week when i was deadlifting the bar hurt my hands so bad just to hold on i had to wear them. like it hurt where my calluses are. this ever happen to anyone?

  24. Quote Originally Posted by killamac27 View Post
    me personally, i hate using gloves but last week when i was deadlifting the bar hurt my hands so bad just to hold on i had to wear them. like it hurt where my calluses are. this ever happen to anyone?
    Yeah I just say "damn this hurts, but I ain't no p****"
    Not that I have anything against gloves but I wouldn't be seen in them

  25. No more gloves for me. But I did pick up some straps for deads and leg presses.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by FAMOUSX1 View Post
    No more gloves for me. But I did pick up some straps for deads and leg presses.
    straps for leg presss huh?

    and btw.. using gloves on deadlift is dumb IMO use a mixed grip twist one grip one hand one way the other the other way...it will feel like ur twisting the bar to break it.. this will give u great grip strength.. you cant do this in gloves....

  27. Quote Originally Posted by FAMOUSX1 View Post
    No more gloves for me. But I did pick up some straps for deads and leg presses.
    lol what? do you use the straps for chest and shoulders too?



    i hope you hear the sarcasm
    Bench - 355
    Squat - 405
    Deadlift - 600

  28. I Use the straps mainly for leg and cardio days.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by bkoguy07 View Post
    lol what? do you use the straps for chest and shoulders too?



    i hope you hear the sarcasm
    ive seen guys use straps for barbell curls pullups, dumbell curls haha queer if u ask me.

  30. I have the same prob hands tend to get alil sweaty...now this may sound ghetto as hell but i just wrap a spare towel around the bar and it makes it alot easier to grip the dam thing.

  31. Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    straps for leg presss huh?

    and btw.. using gloves on deadlift is dumb IMO use a mixed grip twist one grip one hand one way the other the other way...it will feel like ur twisting the bar to break it.. this will give u great grip strength.. you cant do this in gloves....
    Mixed grip is dangerous. If the person is not a competing powerlifter using straps or hooks is the suitable option.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  32. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    Mixed grip is dangerous. If the person is not a competing powerlifter using straps or hooks is the suitable option.
    I think a blanket statement like 'mixed grip is dangerous' is a little overboard. Yes, there is a higher likelyhood of a bicep tear using a mixed grip (less if you're using good technique). But thousands of guys use a mixed grip for heavy deadlifting year after year and never have a problem, other than a little elbow tendonitis of course.

  33. Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    I think a blanket statement like 'mixed grip is dangerous' is a little overboard. Yes, there is a higher likelyhood of a bicep tear using a mixed grip (less if you're using good technique). But thousands of guys use a mixed grip for heavy deadlifting year after year and never have a problem, other than a little elbow tendonitis of course.
    You just contradicted yourself. Elbow tendonitis IS an injury. So yes, they do have a problem. You can eliminate this and progress much faster with straps or hooks.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  34. try straps they are not that much $. make up your mind.that is the only way you will know what works for you

  35. i use chalk, wrist straps for heavy pressing movements, and versa grips for heavy pulling movements. Straps due lessen forearm strength for sure

    for chalk, go to REI, but the rock climbing chalk bags. they are full of chalk and are small to carry around the gym in your pocket.
  36. The best grips I have found. Very inexpensive.


    Try these things called Big Back Grips (I don't have enough posts to put the link in, but just Google Big Back Grips)
    They really grab the bar, NO slipping even when I sweat. They are especially good on knurled bars, but they also grab the slippery enamel bars on the BodyMaster equipment. (Especially good when the rubber coating on the machine is torn, which is nearly always.)

    I found them at Muscle Beach last summer, they had a booth. They're in a bunch of stores in LA but you can get them on their website too.

  37. I dont like to use them but I like to just use straps to support my wrist + grip

  38. This is an old thread and I don't know if OP is still around and I'm surprised I only saw captains of crush mentioned once. Go to ironmind they have every stuff you need to help fix your grip.

    www.ironmind.com

  39. Thanx for the link. Gonna check out those captains of crush

  40. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    Mixed grip is dangerous. If the person is not a competing powerlifter using straps or hooks is the suitable option.
    ive gotten 430 mixed grip, 485 rack pull and my biceps are still fine.. Im sure thats not up to the weights you can move but being in the 180ish range i think thats pretty good never even felt bicep pain...
  

  
 

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