Poll: Mixed grip deadlifters, do you switch your grips between sets?

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Do you alternate your mixed grip?

  1. I keep my mixed grip the same

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  2. I switch my mixed grip

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  1. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    It feels super awkward for me to have my left hand under and right hand over the bar, so i've been doing all my "heavy" sets with right hand under and left hand over, but im afraid that this may need to some unbalance in my body

    what do you guys do?
     
  2. JeremyD

    JeremyD New Member

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    No. Always the same
     
  3. GTLifter

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    I occasionally mix it up on light sets but heavy sets is always the same
     
  4. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Always the same. Finally getting close to 405 after three years of lifting. 365 pull feels strong, I think it's mental for me to try 405. I know that's not much compared to some of you. First year made the mistake of using gloves at the gym :greddy:. Now, grip isn't a problem (yet), just want to make sure I can pull 405 with good form. Deadlift injuries can own you.
     
  5. Matt2000ss

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    is there any truth to imbalances in muscle development when not switching grips?
     
  6. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    not sure, i know that after DL day, my right trap is always a lot more sore than my left trap (right hand under grip).. not sure if that's more a form issue though
     
  7. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    i tweaked my lower back doing dls the other day and i was scared that i really messed something up, but i feel ok now... whew
     
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    i think so based on the slight differences between my right and left side :dunno:
     
  9. ices

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    I reckon so. AFAIK, torn broceps during deadlifting usually occur on the underhand arm, so there must be a difference in muscle activation between the mixed grip. Granted, it usually happens because the lifter didn't have their arm completely straight.
     
  10. FlyingNun

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    double over till about failure then ill switch to mixed
     
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    up to ~335 I do double overhand... after that I do right-under/left-over except my max attempts, which are done left-under/right-over because that feels the strongest even when I don't train it.
     
  13. knucks

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    yeah..mix it up
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    On light double overhand, but heavy goes too mixed.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    i go double overhand as much as i can too
     
  16. Perkwunos

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    I believe there to be a difference, on of my traps looks different form the other.

    I switched to only double overhand though
     
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    who's ur avatar?:naughty:
     
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    double over and straps when that doesn't work anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. ralyks

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    Usually switch between reps.
     
  20. TZ

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    Double overhand until it starts to get difficult

    then i switch every set
     
  21. Silmatharien

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    I switch between sets, mostly because I want to develop my grip equally between both hands.
     
  22. Hood Moses

    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I alternate since side-to-side asymmetry is one of the top risk factors in predicting future injury.
     
  24. Mystery Guest

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    I've found if I don't mix it up an shrugs one trap is bigger than the other.
     
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