Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by hootpie, Nov 7, 2006.
With a mixed grip that is.
Do you just put your middle finger equidistant from the lines on the bar?
I try not to line up by the knurling necessarily. I place my hands about 1.5-2 inches outside of my knees.
where he has his grip and feet inside the "cage". exception of sumo of course
(IE: where ever feels more comfortable)
do you guys switch off which hand is supinated between reps or days or anything?
i dont -- left hand is always underhand, right is overhand.. feels akward the other way
I grab where it feels most comfortable
I'm a wide person so I have the outside of my hands kinda close to the rings.
i've read that this can lead to more bicep development on one side and more trap development on the other, something to worry about?
you're probably right.. my left bicep (underhand side) is bigger than my right side.. never thought about attributing it to dl's..
lolz, I barbell row for reps more than you dead you bitchcunt
Ya I ditched this kind of grip recently and got past they weight i was stuck at and have been continually increasing the weight since. My right trap, which was always the overhand grip, is rediculously larger than my left
I switch between sets
i started off left hand under, right hand over. after 6 months, i switched over. ill prob switch it again soon
pretty much same here
pinkies about .5" inside of knurling, left under, right over
I dont do mixed. I read somewhere that is twists the spine, and I seem to be more comfortable with double overhand anyway. Im sure this is going to bite me in the ass when I start doing higher weight.
The only reason I ask is because I started thinking about it recently and I fucked myself up. I'm trying to make sure I grab it evenly so that one hand isn't farther in/out than the other.
Edit: Now that I'm having problems, I notice one side of the bar dips lower/faster than the other and it's working me out unevenly. I alternate the grip between sets and workouts, but I don't want to injure myself stupidly.
no way i could hold 315+ double OH
i doubt youll injure yourself with mixed grip unless youre lifting huge, huge weight
i can hold it, i can't dead it..i've held 455
Well I'm pretty worried about non symmetrical bicep/trap development, so I follow a strict pattern of measuring the bicep and trap thickness, averaging them, then on deadlift day if my right bicep is a little smaller and my left trap is doing alright then by god that's how I'm pulling.
The real question is what do you do when both your right bicep AND your right trap are lagging behind?
So what you want to do is a few 25lb DB curls with the smaller bicep, then put a 10lb plate under the foot of the side that has the smaller trap THEN do your deadlifts.
Or you could just use straps.
Or you could not ever worry about stuff like that. Totally your call.
To the original poster: Make sure your arms are wide enough (if conv) so you aren't dragging them up your legs, not too wide else you're doing snatch grip deads.
365x3 double overhand here
going to try 405x1 tomorrow
If you use a hook grip, you have a much smaller chance of yanking a bicep, supposedly it will help your lockout, and you will never have a problem with having sensitive thumbs. Ever.