2 Questions for you brolys...

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  1. Bush77

    Bush77 New Member

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    #1 How often should i switch deadlift grip? I'm doing christophers routine if that makes any difference.

    #2 What advantages are there to doing 5repsx5sets? As opposed to 3x10, 3x10/8/6, etc. I feel when im doing 5x5 i can manage a couple more reps, but wouldn't be able to up the weight much. if that makes any sense...

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Filmboy44

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    why can't you up the weight?
     
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    I feel like i would have sloppy form. My last set of squats tonight was 160lb x 5 reps (i started squating 2 weeks ago) and i could have gone for at least 2-3 more reps but figured i should just stop at 5 like the routine says. Am i following christophers routine too closely? If i can do more reps should i definitely do it?
     
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    Do more weight then.
     
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    :nono: You must be all kinds of stupid. He's just started squats and is working out his form, adding more weight is going to put him out and fuck his back then he'll be laid up in bed where he can't work out.

    Get your squats clean first and work on strengthening your mid-section so that you can keep your form with heavier weights

    For now it might be a good idea to increase your reps until you get comfortable enough to increase and max out on your legs w/o injuring your back.

    You really need to be patient with squats and dls because the penalty for failure is serious and possibly ongoing injury.
     
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    I think your grip should stay the same at all times on the deadlifts. At least mine does, I am sure if I switched it I couldnt pull as much.
     
  7. Grouch

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    You should train with an overhand grip until failure then switch to alternating.
     
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    :werd: I train with overhand grip til I just can't hold it anymore, then switch it up to an under/over
     
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    i'm only dling about 215lb x 5 right now (again, only started a couple weeks back). How will it benefit me to use pronated grip as opposed to alternating?
     
  10. Grouch

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    Works teh grip more duh!
     
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    heh you and you're grip... ;) well maybe i'll throw in a set of those too. given i do 215 x 5 with alternated grip, how much should i try for with pronated grip.
     
  12. Grouch

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    just do your whole normal workout with a pronated grip. once you cant hold it anymore switch.
     
  13. dukedevil0

    dukedevil0 Stop looking at me, swan.

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    Should I be doing regular deadlifts or straight-leg deadlifts? Or can I switch it up every week?
     
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