Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > General Fitness & Health
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

General Fitness & Health Discuss general fitness. conditioning and health topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
Jen
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 4,825, Level: 44 Points: 4,825, Level: 44 Points: 4,825, Level: 44
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Jen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 1,877
Training Exp: Started 3/23/12
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlift :)
Fav Supp: Coffee
Reputation: 114101
Jen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master memberJen is a master member
Default

In my limited experience this is what I have found. I use straps for my heaviest deadlift only and find that my grip has improved enough to lift the prior weights easily.

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
Jen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #12
jhew
Master of disaster
New Brawn
Points: 580, Level: 11 Points: 580, Level: 11 Points: 580, Level: 11
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
jhew's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 48
Training Exp: 10
Training Type: Starting Strength
Fav Exercise: DEADLIFT
Fav Supp: FOOD
Reputation: 3010
jhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good postsjhew has made some very good posts
Default

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.
__________________
"I have one book for you, Starting Strength; Read IT"
-Jim Wendler

You can't kill a man who refuses to die.
jhew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #13
big valsalva
Viking Warrior
Max Brawn
Points: 9,101, Level: 64 Points: 9,101, Level: 64 Points: 9,101, Level: 64
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
big valsalva's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,614
Training Exp: 10 years
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Meat
Reputation: 72128
big valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beast
Default

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.
__________________
Bogdan Petia Sarac - Must keel moose and squirrel

Cancer Survivor - 7/21/10

Benchmark 5K time: 27:45 (3/5/11)

It's not the weight we move, but the people we move that matters. -- Bearded Beast of Duloc (12/31/10)
big valsalva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #14
5kgLifter
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Max Brawn
Points: 23,645, Level: 94 Points: 23,645, Level: 94 Points: 23,645, Level: 94
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
5kgLifter's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 13,928
Training Type: Other
Reputation: 646483
5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by big valsalva View Post
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.
I use double overhand but I haven't got any grip issues per se, it's just that I noticed the same weightload was easier minus the straps, on that particular day...could also just have been one of those days.

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)...
5kgLifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #15
Bill
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 4,062, Level: 40 Points: 4,062, Level: 40 Points: 4,062, Level: 40
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Staten Island
Posts: 824
Reputation: 28376
Bill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machineBill is a lifting machine
Default

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.
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
grip, improvement, straps


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Straps biggereachday Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 11 07-14-2012 04:02 PM
Hooks vs. straps MVP Powerlifting & Strength Training 4 03-25-2012 02:33 PM
Lifting straps 5kgLifter General Fitness & Health 10 09-27-2011 12:08 PM
Female improvement in powerlifting Soldier Powerlifting & Strength Training 3 08-23-2011 02:34 PM
Strength Improvement Tug Gibson Articles 0 07-09-2011 10:00 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.