Wow my grip is weak

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  1. TZ

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    I have a routine that I've been doing for quite a long time now which is powerlifting oriented, it's only 3 days a week : bench, squat, dead basically with a few assistance exercises...Anyways, I stopped deadlifting on fridays and instead added a "beach muscle" type day, but starting last week I decided to add in the deadlifting day and keep my beach muscle day for saturday.. :mamoru:

    I haven't deadlifted since mid-summer and today I did and pulled 375 3 times, but my grip almost gave out on the 3rd rep. I tried to go up and I'm pretty sure I could have but my grip couldn't hold onto the bar when I added weight :wtc: . What can I do about this...I know straps would allow me to do them wouldn't they? (I've never used straps, I'd have to buy them & figure out how to use em) or should I start looking into exercises which strengthen my grip?
     
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    whats a "beach" muscle type day?

    Use straps, why limit the gains of your back by your forearms. Train your forearms seperately until you dont need straps
     
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    ive used rack pulls to increase my grip
     
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    bicep curls using a barbell
    barbell rows
    lat row machine

    it's a beach muscle day for me :hsughno:
     
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    your beach day sounds retarded

    straps are still cheating imo

    bill pearl says if he cant get the weight without straps he shouldnt be lifting that weight
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I love doing BB rows after bench. I dont' see how they are a beach muscle exercise; girls mostly notice biceps and abs :rofl:

     
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    yes that was a retarded ass thing to list bb rows as a beach day exercise


    chicks notice biceps abs and id throw pecs into that list along with huge giant horse penis
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    and just pick up weight and hold it. i was doing 450 and just trying to hold it for as long as possible. set the pins to where you only need to pick it up an inch or two and hold on for the ride of pain!
     
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    lol man the lowest the pins will go on my squat rack is 14 inches above the ground ....
     
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    i'm gonna try that :hs:
     
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    right, but we're talking about the highest...
     
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    I hear you Mike, I just wish the pin holes would go lower I want to pull at a lower point not a higher point.
     
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    nope, i've never used it actually
     
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    makes a HUUUUGE difference, at least for me.
     
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    Alright, maybe I'll try this first. Does it really make a huge difference? I never in my life have worked grip strength or my forearms directly which is probably why I'm having trouble now :wtc:

    Hopefully the gyms I go to (YMCA @ home, and university gym @ school) allow it
     
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    :mamoru: yeah, this one asshole always used to patrol the gym & force me to wear shoes when I was deadlifting in the summer...i usually just wear socks when i pull :noes:
     
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    I agree with DW, you HAVE to use chalk it will help you no matter what and what grip do you use? I recent started to use Sumo only and tonite I hit 385 x3 comfortably...and Ive been only DL'ing since Sept the "correct" way.
     
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    I've got a pair of Adidas Sambas which i use for squatting, are those alright?

    and I use conventional. (does the style really matter?) I'm 6'6" if that matters at all.
     
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    When you do sumo you involve your quads and glutes more since you are basicly squating the weight.
     
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    my squat sucks (350, maybe a little more..) so maybe conventional is better for me :hs:
     
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    i noticed a huge difference with chalk,
    not that this post is worthwhile at all since like 3 people before me already said that
     
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    dont use chalk yet. strengthen your grip, if it doesnt help and it still starts to slip, then use chalk.
     
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    Yah, I think so. Lemme get a pic of em...
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    Yeh. 6'6" 230-240, not sure exactly. Weird part is that I'm 1/2 japanese...and no one on either side of my family is above 6'2. My mom is 5'8 and my dad was 5'10 and a half? :hsughno: My dad was like 140 pounds normally :mamoru:
     
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    will do
     
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