losing grip on deadlifts

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  1. DCyamaha

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    my grip is severly holding me back on deadlifts. I don't normally bring wraps in because the weight hasn't been too much for my grip. but I have really bad gripping problems in my left hand.

    I was doing 275 :o yesterday and couldn't hold on. I had to stop after 2...when I could've done at least 8 of those.


    just looking for some specific suggestions I may not be thinking of. Other than "work out your forearms"
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with using straps.

    Static holds are helping my grip quite a bit.
     
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    what kind of static holds are you doing?

    hanging from a bar for as long as you can? holding a deadlift at the top for as long as you can??
     
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    I use the squat rack with the safety bars set high and the bar resting on it. I lift and hold the bar with weight as long as I can for a few sets.
     
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    I couldn't crunk for shit but I can hold a lot of weight. I don't think crunking is the key.
     
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    If you are not concerned with developing grip strength, then either a hook grip or a mixed grip should serve. Otherwise, static holds will have much greater effect on the weight you can hold than grippers.
     
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    that has worked best for me.. add weight if you need to
     
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    chalk and static holds. honestly, chalk makes much more of a difference than you'd think.
     
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    Crunking will increase your holding strength but increasing your holding strength does not have the same affect on crunking. It's weird but its true.
     
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    There is when you're doing 275
     
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    squeeze harder
     
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    cut your hands off and install hooks
     
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    chalk
     
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    yes it does. i used to need straps for 315lb...what i did was work the forearms more and use chaulk on my heavier sets.
     
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    How long have you been doing dl's? When I first started doing them I had trouble gripping 275 as well but then the next week I went I was able to hold it fine.
     
  19. Grouch

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    Your grip will catch up fast if you actaully work it.
     
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    I always use chalk on my heavier sets and 5rms. When I go back a few weeks later to lift my previous 5rm I often dont need chalk for it anymore.
     
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    straps and chalk ftw
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    what kind of grip are you using? i try to do as much as i can double overhand, and then switch to over/under when it starts slipping.
     
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    Mixed grip and chalk, just try to switch up the mixed grip, so both hands have a chance at being over or under. Knowhattamean? Your grip will be noticably stronger within a month or two.
     
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