Deadlifts and Grip Strength

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  1. FrankMasterFlash

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    Alright, as the weight of the deadlifts seems to continue to rise up, my grip strength seems to get cut off at about 275 and its only in my right hand, the overhand grip as my left had has the underhand. I thought about reversing grips but it didn't feel comfortable so I didn't even try doing any that way. It does not feel like my back is stopping at 275, but it feels like my biggest conflict is my right hand grip.

    Now, I was wondering at what point should I start using/investing wrist straps. I was trying to see how far I could continue to go without wrist straps but its seems really cumbersome as my fingers are about the size of my palm and short/stocky.

    I was just wondering if there were any tips for either improving grip strength or should I buy some wrist straps and be done with it?

    Thanks again
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    I had the same problem a few years back. Your grip should get better with time. I got wrist straps when I started hitting around 450lbs
     
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    Are you sure its grip problems and not just sweaty palms? Chalk it up and find out.
     
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    oh and IBceazegetspissedagripthreadturnsintochalkthread
     
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    Invest in some of these to improve grip strength. They are the shit.
    Also, try this before straps:
    http://tomgorman.moonfruit.com/hookgrip/4511451994
    But, in the end if you lifting serious weight, you are going to need some straps. Straps are probably the cheapest piece of lifting equipment you can buy. You do not need fancy neoprene padded comfort bullshit costing $20 a pair, or even spend $10 on a set of PLing straps.

    Go down to your local camping store and head to the climbing/rope supply area. Tell them you want some 1-1 1/2 " nylon used for tie downs and have two 18" pieces cut. It will cost you $2 at most and poof lifting straps that last forever.
     
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    Chalk helps.

    try underhand right and overhand left
     
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    Go ahead and use straps on deadlifts once the weight gets too heavy, but incorporate supplemental work for your grip.

    Oh, and you should always alternate which hand is over/under on your mixed grip.
     
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    it doesn't
     
  11. FrankMasterFlash

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    Yeah, our college gym bans gym chalk for the mess it makes, or I would totally sport that. If crushing strength doesn't translate into bar holding strength, then if you don't mind me asking, what does? or should I just grip it and rip it.

    I've tried underhand right and overhand left, but for some reason I just didn't feel comfortable with it. Maybe I'm just getting to used to the grip ive been doing (overhand left and underhand right).

    I'll try again next week, on back day, to bring a dry towel/use some of the paper towels to keep my hands and bar as dry as possible, cause thats what I think some of the problem might be. The more sweaty my hands get, when I pull up, the bar tends to almost "slip" off of my right hand.
     
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    holding
     
  13. RollinDollos

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    Where can i buy chalk straight up?

    lol fucking Micheals?
     
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    so does mine but I'm discrete so it's not a big deal....

    any sports or climbimg store (i.e. Dick's, Sports Authority, REI, etc)
     
  15. RollinDollos

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    and ive heard that farmer walks are absolutely amazing for your holding strength and traps. Ive been wanting to try them but i go to the gym when its crowded and i dont want to have to fight some fucking frat boy for stepping in my way.
     
  16. RollinDollos

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    alright good shit bro. I have naturally sweaty palms so when i go heavy on deads with no straps that shit just slips right out. Hopefully chalk will help. How do u go about it, just put it in a cup then sprinkle that shit on your hands?
     
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    Kevin Nee can't close a #2 CoC.
     
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    Are you really asking that question?
     
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