|04-06-2012, 09:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
grip going on deadlifts
|04-06-2012, 10:36 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Windsor, ON
Training Exp: 5 years consistent
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Fish Oil
chalk + squeezing stuff really hard
|04-06-2012, 02:27 PM||#3|
Time to start over...
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench & Deads
Fav Supp: VPX Power Shock & PLCAR
Get a gripper thingy... I got (2) for less than $10 at Sports Authority. Make a habit of squeezing for a few minutes every night.
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|04-07-2012, 01:01 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Training Exp: 4 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Food
There was an idea I read on this site somewhere where "grip" isn't really a hands issue, but a back issue. If your shoulders slump forward, your grip releases in reaction to that, but as long as you keep your back tight, your grip will be tight.
That made some sense to me as my back is a weak point, and my recent deadlifting experience has borne that out. Around December last year, I could barely hold onto 315 in the deadlift, it slipped as often as I hit it. Right now, I'm holding onto 355 no problem, and have held 369, but failed on low back strength, not grip. I can't imagine my hands got 50-60 lb stronger in a few months, but I can see where my body position is more confident in the weight, so I can hold it "easier".
Sure, do grippers, etc. But think about brining up your back strength with rows, shrugs, etc.
My.02, Good luck!
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Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
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