deadlifting, don't make the same mistake i did

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    I used to use a switch grip because I could pull more, and I did that for roughly a year. My grip has suffered greatly because of it. I'm no expert, but I recommend doing double overhand.

    Maybe this is a stupid post, but I figured I'd share my experience.
     
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    Or Just Switch Up Your Switch
     
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    Switch up my switch? Okay.
     
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    Or grip?
     
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    I didn't realize how bad it was until I did double overhand with about 70lbs less weight. Even which less weight, I was always 2 reps short at my last set because I started losing the bar. Even tried it with gloves and still slips. Getting better now. Was pulling around 275 with the switched grip, dropped it to 205 when I went into the double overhand. Pulling 225 again now, grip is still an issue.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Did you alternate your hands when you did mixed grip? Guess I don't understand how your grip didn't get stronger at all.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I always double overhand til it gets too hard to hold on, then i go to the mixed grip (i alternate which hand is supinated)
     
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    I'm sure it got stronger, just not by much.
     
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    I tried hook grip the other day but I have such stubby lil hands I couldn't close my grip around bar+ thumb :rofl:
     
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    i dont get it.. of course your double overhand isn't going to be as strong as your mixed grip.. mixed prevents the roll, etc.. i dont see how this correlates to your GRIP being weaker.. you're still holding it, yes? are you using straps when u do this?

    Otherwise, you're making no sense, homeslice.
     
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    i use a hook grip on heavier sets :dunno: it tears the shit out of my hands but at least I can hold onto the bar
     
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    Not grip being weaker, just not increasing my grip strength as much as I could be.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I do this on my rack pulls, I just double over hand for dead lifts.
     
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    go to squat rack

    set pins 1 foot above the ground

    load up 225.

    double over hand grip - do 4 or 5 sets of triplelets pin pulls or keep doing more sets of triplets until your double over hand fails.

    switch to mixed grip. keep switching your grip on mixed grip every other pull. do doubles of this until you fail.

    each week increase weight 5-10 pounds

    my pussy ass has been increasing his grip this way with good results imo :big grin:
     
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    I use a mixed becausee being able to double overhand a heavy dead serves no purpose for me. Why limit the weight my body can handle just because I want to be able to grip the bar a certain way?
     
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    is a mixed grip significantly stronger than a double overhand? Ive been using double overhand...
     
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    You deadlift to deadlift , do grip work for grip work. Two seperate issues.
     
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    Just sharing my personal preference, I'm well aware people take different approaches. I realize people use mixed grip to maximize their deadlift.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I saw more improvement of my grip from doing all my back excersises with a hook grip.
     
  23. Grouch

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    That doesn't do the same thing.
     
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    Well, I "guess" that you're entitled to your own personal perference.:bigthumb:
     
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