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2006/07/07 23:27:40 (permalink)

Deadlift > Finger

after i DL, my fingers really hurt. When i get home its all fine though, no pain or anything whatsoever, can carry on as normal

but

my left index finger

where the finger joins my hand, on the palm side, i can feel a lil tiny piece of bone seems to be sticking out (cant see it, only feel it when you press on the spot)

anyway this part hurts when i press it, and hurs a lot more after i DL

firstly what do i do about my finger? its not broken or anything, just hurts when i press it. is it dislocated or somehting? is it worth going docs? can they do anything?

and secondly how can i stop my fingers and grip letting me down when i DL? i wear gloves

ps all other exercises are fine, just the DL that hurts my fingers

thanks
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    Murphyblew
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/07 23:36:07 (permalink)
    go to the hospital mate and get it checked out
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 08:08:15 (permalink)
    if you want to improve your grip, a worthwhile investment is liquid chalk http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/eshop/fitness-accessories/xtreme-formulations-liquid-chalk.asp
    on the recomendation of MT members i bought some, and the difference between using gloves and chalk is amazing.
    as for the pain in your hand, best to go to the docs and get it checked out.
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 08:26:02 (permalink)
    As suggested goto the doc and get it checked out. If your feeling the bone stick out you need to investigate.

    If grips a problem in the future. SLDL helps allot. You can also do plate pinchs. Maybe even move on to grippers. You will be amaized how fast grip will improve. While adjusting to heavier weights you can also use a staggered grip. One hand over and one hand under. this will prevent the bar from rolling and unwrapping your grip...

    This may not be good advice, but i personally dont use my thumb for many lifts. When benching heavy i will add my thumb but for deadlifts and just about everything else my thumb is around front with my other fingers. I havent any difficulty holding 400lbs using this grip. You could say my grips greater than my overall strength. Once these babys close its a done deal. At any rate, if your hands hurting and its not muscle pain, goto the doctor.
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 19:22:04 (permalink)
    You could always use weight lifting strapa if you dont already, takes the emphasis of your grip a bit. I cant live without mine

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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 20:09:13 (permalink)
    Straps help loads of people out. The one problem i see is that many lifters become dependant on straps and their grip doesnt strengthen. It may even weaken in some cases.
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 20:26:08 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: CoVetous

    Straps help loads of people out. The one problem i see is that many lifters become dependant on straps and their grip doesnt strengthen. It may even weaken in some cases.



    Very true but at the same time it allows you to alift heavier weight which is better for your back. Might be an idea to alternate between straps and no straps?

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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 20:40:30 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: irishbeast


    ORIGINAL: CoVetous

    Straps help loads of people out. The one problem i see is that many lifters become dependant on straps and their grip doesnt strengthen. It may even weaken in some cases.



    Very true but at the same time it allows you to alift heavier weight which is better for your back. Might be an idea to alternate between straps and no straps?


    Alternating might help. If you really want to train with staps you could always add grip work to your routine.
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/08 21:46:28 (permalink)
    Grab some chalk and use the under over hand grip. Straps have there place when doing shrugs and what not but not with deadlifts or any major pulling movement.
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    RE: Deadlift > Finger 2006/07/09 04:51:38 (permalink)
    if you want to improve your grip, a worthwhile investment is liquid chalk http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/eshop/fitness-accessories/xtreme-formulations-liquid-chalk.asp
    on the recomendation of MT members i bought some, and the difference between using gloves and chalk is amazing.
    as for the pain in your hand, best to go to the docs and get it checked out.


    I tried some of this, and while it gives you the feel that its tacky it fades very quickly and almost seems to get oily after a few lifts, deads,etc. Try the "dry hands" brand and i GUARANTEE you will see the xtreme is pure crap...and NO I do not own the company

    heres link http://www.dryhands.com/review/review7.htm
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