Not sure which lifting straps

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Miller View Post
    I agree with everything you said.....except that you can BB row with 280lbs with proper form unless you are strong as f u c k. I'd need to see a vid to believe it.
    Believe what ya like. That is a supinated Yates style bent row which I have been doing since I saw him do them in 94. I'm not far off double what you shrug for sets but I'm sure you don't believe that either. lol


  2. Quote Originally Posted by FOOFAC View Post
    Believe what ya like. That is a supinated Yates style bent row which I have been doing since I saw him do them in 94. I'm not far off double what you shrug for sets but I'm sure you don't believe that either. lol
    i believe you....and....(teary-eyed whisper) i-believe-in-you.....(dramatic music begins).....

    but seriously, them's some good lifts ya got and are totally attainable. i ain't sippin' no hater drink like them.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by BigNemo View Post
    work on ur grip and forget straps they give u a false sense of power.

    thats a pretty piss poor comment to make


    what good is doing 315 lb deadlifts because ur hands can hold it. but your body is capable of 465lb deadlifts


    so what are you doing. robbing your body because of your forearms

    anybody who really cares. will do what the do to train that body part

    i train grip seperately so i work my grip when i need to but im not gonna make my back suffer because i cant hold 405 for 8 reps or what have u
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Manimalia View Post
    i'll bite my tongue about the shrugs, as i see the point in what your saying on them. the weight is held the whole time through the repetitions, and you are isolating one small muscle area: the traps primarily and the upper mid-back secondarily. i can see you wanting focus for that.

    however, deads are a power move for most of us. the way you do them when you get to your heavy point in strength is: you position yourself, you start the pull with your legs, you thrust them hips/lock out, then you drop down to the ground (which in that second you drop to the ground, you can take that as an opportunity to refresh your grip). you know why it's best this way? because it allows you to work your grip for power in other exercises and when you are doing them deads with no straps. that grip power strengthens the forearms, helping you to better perform rows, curls, presses, EVERYTHING....except legs/abs of course.

    but if you wanna use straps for everything, i guess that it'd be fine too. me, i'd rather make my hands/forearms powerful along with the rest of my body though. i never know when/if i might have to rip someone's throat out in this crazy world.

    p.s.-i forgot. i do find them acceptable for when you're doing rack deads, though. when you do them, you are usually using 15-70% more weight than you can handle. but that stuff is for powerlifters. i'm not down with that no mo'.

    your view is way to off


    if your only training to rip someone sthroat out in this crazy world i begin to look for a new hobby


    most of us dont train to rip peoples throats out


    but im sure jay cutler and ronnie and all the big dogs pulling 600-800 lbs off the ground dont use straps either for the sake of thier foreams
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  5. I think I brought this up before. Even if you can lift/hold the weight, you are robbing yourself out of your workout still because you are exerting substantial energy to hold those damn heavy weights in your hands, as opposed to focusing it more on the muscle you are working out.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    I think I brought this up before. Even if you can lift/hold the weight, you are robbing yourself out of your workout still because you are exerting substantial energy to hold those damn heavy weights in your hands, as opposed to focusing it more on the muscle you are working out.

    bingo that is the whole point of straps if ur working your back work your back do what u need to do to work it


    work your grip seperately no one earns cool points by having a ****ty back workout for the sake of grip
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    but im sure jay cutler and ronnie and all the big dogs pulling 600-800 lbs off the ground dont use straps either for the sake of thier foreams
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