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strkout35 12-10-2009 06:52 PM

deadlift grip preference
 
as deadlift weight increase would you recommend keeping the palms towards you grip, or go with an alternate grip as i have seen many lifters do. Let's hear some opinions on this one

bwys61 12-10-2009 06:55 PM

alternate for poundage.

I recommend warming up with a curl grip or regular grip, but when it comes work-set time, alternate those suckers and get after it.

BendtheBar 12-10-2009 07:04 PM

Alternating all the way. I can easily hold 600+ with alternating, but with 315 and palms facing me, the bar wants to roll.

strkout35 12-10-2009 07:28 PM

thanks, as the weights been getting higher and higher i've been worrying about my grip failing then remembered about the alternate grip, i'm gonna try this way when i deadlift 205 tomorrow.. first time over 200 :thrasher:

Grim83 12-10-2009 07:42 PM

I alternate on the heaviest sets, but dont forget that when you alternate, you should also alternate which hand is which each set or each workout

strkout35 12-10-2009 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grim83 (Post 14610)
I alternate on the heaviest sets, but dont forget that when you alternate, you should also alternate which hand is which each set or each workout

good point, gotta even out the work on dem der forarmz...

kman025 12-10-2009 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grim83 (Post 14610)
I alternate on the heaviest sets, but dont forget that when you alternate, you should also alternate which hand is which each set or each workout

really...
im only confortable one way, so i only use that grip.

Grim83 12-10-2009 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kman025 (Post 14615)
really...
im only confortable one way, so i only use that grip.

its supposedly better for balanced development

glwanabe 12-10-2009 08:21 PM

I'm using matched grip right now. When I start getting up to serious weights I'll use a traditional mixed grip.

BendtheBar 12-10-2009 09:04 PM

I never switch alternative grips. I simply don't like to think when doing heavy deadlifts. I used to try switching when doing rack pulls, but only one way feels natural. When I'm tugging heavy weight, I want the movement to feel natural. That's why I don't switch. If you can, by all means do.


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