Non symmetrical mid-back and traps

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    2000GT Active Member

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    Been feeling pretty stiff and sore lately and took the time in the holiday to get a athletic massage and take some time off. The RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) tells me that the right side of my midback and left trap are significantly hyper toned in comparison to my left mid back and right trap.

    Had the g/f check it out and she concurs. Apparantly, years of switch grip deadlifts, without changing my palm positions has "deformed" me.

    Hit the gym today with opposing switch grip and felt great. I have a long time before they even out, but thought I would mention this to you guys as now that I am aware of it, I wish I had adjusted my grips over the past few years.
     
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    I always heard it was good to switch your grips for that very reason, and so I do. I guess what I've been hearing is true after all
     
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    I started switching my over/under between reps as soon as I started mixed grip for this reason.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I always deadlifted double overhand for this reason
     
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    dru I want to blah blah blah

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    I don't go high enough in weight to use mixed grip
     
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    I had actually been doing double overhand with straps on and off for a while thinking I would be stronger and perhaps even out my traps (always could see they were visually inbalanced). Today I found I am stronger switch grip (both ways) without straps and that I need to focus on the opposing grip to even out the symmetry.
     
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    I always try to switch up my grip to prevent this. I don't deadlift terribly often though so it's not a huge issue.
     
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    i used to think similar to you but then a guy i follow simply said "why are you making it easier? always make it harder"

    Always done double overhand since. If your concerned that you are stronger soley b/c ur grip is better with the switch, good straps should take care of that since I never fail b/c of my grip strength
     
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