Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Dr. Feel Good, Mar 16, 2005.
Helped out a ton with shrugs and lat pulls...wish I had gotten them a year ago
grip > staps.
can't believe this, but I agree
i can see using them for shrugs, but not for lat pulldowns
to clarify I have had a little wrist tendonitis which has effected my grip
god has spoken.
I am embarrassed to live with you.
I knew I was gonna get this...Why did I start this thread...
You can't do 80lbs pull downs without straps.
God I hate you...
Not that I won't get ripped on for being a pussy but I actually do 160lbs pull downs
160 lbs and you're using straps? Should probably work on your forearm before you move over to straps then my friend, otherwise your grip is going to fall behind. I lat pull that AFTER doing my deadlifts when my grip has already been taxed so bad the bar is slipping outa my hands every pull - should probably wait until you can pull like 400 + for sets before turning to straps, and even then a lot of people would continue to suggest working your grip.
grip is an issue for you on pulldowns?
theres people who can lat pull 400+ for sets
Mmmm, I was referring to deadlifts (i associate deadlift weight with grip strength the most, why) - but im sure there are people out there who can latpull those kinds of numbers.
I'm not saying he should be using straps for lat pulls, but they can help to isolate better by taking your arms out of the movement somewhat.
any back movement should have the visualization of your arms as just an extension of the bar, and use your arms as little as possible.
I don't use straps on anything but heavier deads, and stacked +plates pull downs
I haven't seen a pulldown machine with more than 320..
if there are a couple of extra keys, you can use them as hooks to hang plates for additional weight
I appreciate all the input and I ve decided I'll only use straps for shrugs
you should never use them. ever.