Problem with grip

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  1. LBSOHK

    LBSOHK do ya ?

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    My grip sucks, was doing deadlifts today and I felt I could do much more weight but the bar was slipping from my hands :wtc:
    I've never done any grip exercises before , what can I do :wavey:
     
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    Idea of Evil Struggle

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    grab my dick

    or use straps

    how much weight did it slip at?
     
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    91crxdx New Member

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    Straps, they may not help your grip but will help you hold the weight.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I've found a combination of gloves and rubber mats have given me a stronger holding grip for deads.
     
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    im using gloves :hs: and it slipped at 8th rep of 225 :wtc:
     
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    are you doing double overhand or mixed grip?

    chalk helps keep your hands dry or grip a bar with no knurling.
     
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    Idea of Evil Struggle

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    gloves are gay
     
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    mixed grip and no chalk at the gym

    they keep my hands nice :squint:
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Yes gloves by themselves on 'smoother' bars never helped me either. Where the combination of an additional surface (rubber mates, like you use to open jars) helped.

    Mixed grip will help, also deads aren't normally a high rep exercise. 8 is usually the end of the set, unless warmup of course.
     
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    I dont know if all that is necessary at the weight im pulling but thanks
     
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    I try to do 10/10/8/6 while adding weight
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Well if you're asking in the first post what you can do to keep the weight in hand for the current weight you're doing and a combination of greater grip techniques isn't necessary. I'm not sure what you're after then.

    Try hanging pullups, or just one arm hangs. Holding on as long as possible. Finger hangs.
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    Plate pinches (3 - 10lbs, smooth outside)
    plate tosses (2 - 10lbs, smooth outside)
    20lb DB holds (use tip of fingers, no palm)
     
  14. solarian

    solarian ya heard

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    hold weight in your hand for a very long time
     
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    chalk
    hook grip
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    lose the gloves, mixed grip can help if you aren't already using it. Double overhand toasts my grip quickly.
     
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    Don't use gloves. Try chalk. After getting some chalk, I was able to deadlift until failure vs stopping because my grip slipped. $2 worth of chalk should last you a year.
     
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    is it ok to use chalk lifting 225 ? im still a noob
     
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    stretch your forearms during the breaks in between, move your wrists and fingers around, maybe even run your hands under cold water, feels good man.


    grip will improve the more you do shit.

    in my log, you can see my workout for today, and i'll tell you my grip only started slipping around the 1st set of my last exercise.

    if you think it's a big problem, maybe do your exercises that require the most grip FIRST.
     
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    Ditch the gloves and choose a rough knurled bar. Use a mixed grip.

    I used to use gloves and though it helped, but my grip was still limiting my lifts. I got rid of the gloves and kept lifting. I also added in high rep forearm barbell curls. My grip has improved significantly.
     
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    chalk it up to bad grip :mamoru:
     
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    Personally I HATE mixed group. It makes my elbows feel all weird and shit. Also probably messes up my angles a bit too. When I reach the limit of grip I just switch to olympic style grip (thumb under bar, wrapped by fingers) and keep on going. That usually does the trick. The only downside is that it hurts like hell when you first start. I don't really notice it anymore.
     
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    yes you can use chalk with 225. You can use it on any amount of weight you want, its there to help your grip by keeping your hands dry, so use it and ditch the gloves.
     
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    I use chalk on almost all of my lifts. Even warm up stuff sometimes. :rofl:
     
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