Just Used Straps for the First Time!

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  1. Dr. Feel Good

    Dr. Feel Good Yeah Baby This is All Part of a Routine Check up,

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    Helped out a ton with shrugs and lat pulls...wish I had gotten them a year ago
     
  2. Grouch

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    grip > staps.
     
  3. Filmboy44

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    can't believe this, but I agree :noes:
     
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    i can see using them for shrugs, but not for lat pulldowns
     
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    Dr. Feel Good Yeah Baby This is All Part of a Routine Check up,

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    to clarify I have had a little wrist tendonitis which has effected my grip
     
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    pussy excuse
     
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    god has spoken. :bowdown:
     
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    :hay:
     
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    Dr. Feel Good Yeah Baby This is All Part of a Routine Check up,

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    I knew I was gonna get this...Why did I start this thread...
     
  11. Grouch

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    You can't do 80lbs pull downs without straps.
     
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    Dr. Feel Good Yeah Baby This is All Part of a Routine Check up,

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    :rofl: :rofl: God I hate you... :rofl: :rofl:


    Not that I won't get ripped on for being a pussy but I actually do 160lbs pull downs
     
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    160 lbs and you're using straps? Should probably work on your forearm before you move over to straps then my friend, otherwise your grip is going to fall behind. I lat pull that AFTER doing my deadlifts when my grip has already been taxed so bad the bar is slipping outa my hands every pull - should probably wait until you can pull like 400 + for sets before turning to straps, and even then a lot of people would continue to suggest working your grip.
     
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    grip is an issue for you on pulldowns? :rofl:
     
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    theres people who can lat pull 400+ for sets :eek3:
     
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    PNHWrestler A broken wrist can severely harm one's sex life!

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    I do.
     
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    Mmmm, I was referring to deadlifts (i associate deadlift weight with grip strength the most, :dunno: why) - but im sure there are people out there who can latpull those kinds of numbers.
     
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    I'm not saying he should be using straps for lat pulls, but they can help to isolate better by taking your arms out of the movement somewhat.
     
  21. Filmboy44

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    any back movement should have the visualization of your arms as just an extension of the bar, and use your arms as little as possible.

    I don't use straps on anything but heavier deads, and stacked +plates pull downs
     
  22. Filmboy44

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    I haven't seen a pulldown machine with more than 320..
     
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    if there are a couple of extra keys, you can use them as hooks to hang plates for additional weight
     
  24. Dr. Feel Good

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    I appreciate all the input and I ve decided I'll only use straps for shrugs
     
  25. Grouch

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    you should never use them. ever.
     
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