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Didier Sachs
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2005/08/03 19:35:37 (permalink)
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Deadlift Grip

You've probably heard this a million times, but which grip do you guys reckon is the best for deads? Over and under or both over? I used to lift over and under, and found I could get more weight on which has got to be good, then I read an article on another site which recommended both over. I tried it and the next day the right side of my abs felt like it had been hit by a train. This made me think that this guy was right, my body had developed one sided, now I was paying!
Which is best - max weight, or even development?
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    APB
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 19:50:44 (permalink)
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    Both:
    Warm-up sets - double overhand
    'Work' sets (80%+ of 1RM) - mixed grip
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    Rob1985
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 19:53:49 (permalink)
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    Just make sure you switch the over and under hands with each different set!

    That way you won't develop unevenly.....
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 19:58:40 (permalink)
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    Double overhand is much harder. I always used it in the past and have just switched to a mixed grip (alternate for each set). I think the double over will do more for grip strength, mine far exceeds my dead.
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 20:37:08 (permalink)
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    Over/under for me, and swap around at regular intervals.

    But then, I have the grip of a mouse.
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    Didier Sachs
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 22:22:38 (permalink)
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    I thought the idea of over and under was to favour the strongest arm so as to get more weight on, but I'll give your suggestions a try. Thanks.
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 22:36:22 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Didier Sachs

    I thought the idea of over and under was to favour the strongest arm so as to get more weight on, but I'll give your suggestions a try. Thanks.


    The mixed grip prevents the bars inclination to roll, which is occurs with the double overhand. Being able to overcome the bars inclination to roll is what strengthens the forearms.
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    me_myself_and_i!
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 23:15:05 (permalink)
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    just say u kept it over/under without changing would it cause uneven gains in back,lats foreams ectect......??

     


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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/03 23:55:49 (permalink)
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    Yes quite possibly - though it would take some time for the imbalance to develop.
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/04 01:56:40 (permalink)
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    I think the arm with underhand develops the bicep more (my left are is .5' bigger then my right, and I'm right handed. It's the only thing I can think of)
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/04 11:18:06 (permalink)
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    Over/under will allow you to go heavier on deads. Although with SLDL's I always go double overhand. And chalk is your friend.
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/04 15:33:04 (permalink)
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    Chalk is SO your friend... if your gym dowsan't allow messy chalk, get a climber's mess-free chalk ball for a fiver.

    I use an over/under grip but for warmup and lighter work sets, I religiously alternate my grip. For near-max lifts, I always use my preferred grip (left over, right under).
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    RE: Deadlift Grip 2005/08/04 17:22:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: AndyGates

    Chalk is SO your friend... if your gym dowsan't allow messy chalk, get a climber's mess-free chalk ball for a fiver.

    I use an over/under grip but for warmup and lighter work sets, I religiously alternate my grip. For near-max lifts, I always use my preferred grip (left over, right under).


    I have a chalk ball thing ad i still ned up getting it everywhere....

    I used to use alternate, then had to stop, when i had bad elbow (tendonitus) and I coulnt fully twist my right forearm into underhand position.

    I would say I could nearly do it now, but not tried it since start of the year. I'm currently just about lifting within my grip capabilities using the chalk and overhand grip.

    I would really prefer to build my forearms so should i stop with overhand?

    Rodge

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