Thread: Q&A with BBOD
View Single Post
Old 03-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #14
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,944
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2584002
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruteforce View Post
Why are people so convinced they shouldn't use straps on heavy rows and deadlifts?
They fear losing their manliness.

Seriously though, there is a lot of misinformation on this topic, and a lot of fear of doing the wrong thing.

Most big boys I know use straps. They don't let grip hinder progress. There will come a time when grip is always weaker than your ability to lift and row a weight, unless you're a freak. Don't let grip strength limit your back strength.

Furthermore, 99.9% of these people don't compete in powerlifting. They should run to get straps, and use every mechanism they can to get bigger and stronger.

Get your back as strong as humanly possible. If during this process your grip is weak, train your grip. Don't let grip strength hinder back strength.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote