|06-09-2012, 04:46 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Training Exp: Started 3/23/12
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlift :)
Fav Supp: Coffee
For example, when my max was 185, I used straps. Now, 185 is a warm up, no straps, no problem. 205, no straps, so problem. New max is 230 -- I use straps. When my max goes up and 230 is a warm up -- no straps.
Raina Bilyana Grubo
|06-09-2012, 07:37 PM||#12|
Master of disaster
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Training Exp: 10
Training Type: Starting Strength
Fav Exercise: DEADLIFT
Fav Supp: FOOD
probably comes down to the fact that the smaller diameter bar is more easily gripped. It's something I would be interested in finding out. Mark Rippetoe said something along the lines of "the body won't lift what the hands can't grip" in starting strength; had to do with the proprioceptors.
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|06-10-2012, 09:23 PM||#13|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Training Exp: 10 years
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Meat
Just to throw this out there for consideration, 5kg. What sort of grip are you using? I found that once I convinced myself to switch to a mixed grip, then what grip issues I had disappeared. I use it now on my heaviest sets, and use matched overhand grip on warmup sets. Very simillar to how Jen employs straps.
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|06-11-2012, 12:31 PM||#14|
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Join Date: Dec 2010
Training Type: Other
I never used mix grip, having tried it once and not feeling comfortable at all.
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
|06-11-2012, 01:47 PM||#15|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Staten Island
i throw in the straps on the heaviest sets or reps outs...i don't want to miss a lift due to hands failing. Also, i feel like i can put more effort into the lift when not worrying about my hands.
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