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Mike Lowry
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2015/03/07 21:42:17 (permalink)
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Deadlifting with a thick bar for grip?

I've been deadlifting with straps for ages and recently agreed to a deadlift comp where straps aren't allowed.

To improve my lazy grip will deadlifting with a thicker bar help?  My thinking is when its comp time the normal Olympic bars will feel so much easier enabling me to lift more weight?

Is that right, should I carry on using the thick bar, bearing in mind there's only 3 weeks left till he competition?
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Re: Deadlifting with a thick bar for grip? 2015/03/08 07:13:04 (permalink)
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Do you use a mixed grip and chalk?

It is highly doubtful your double over hand grip will catch up to your strapped lift in 3 weeks.

Infact your grip strength would have to be excellent and you deadlift under strength to be able to use just a doh grip.

Majority of powerlifters use a mixed grip. The odd few, like myself use a hook grip.
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Re: Deadlifting with a thick bar for grip? 2015/03/08 07:16:02 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby The_Lone_Wolf 2015/03/08 07:22:25
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..... Now if you are using mixed grip and grip strength is currently an issue then thick grip work will help as an assistance lift. However id still be training using a normal bar and the grip you'll use in the comp.
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Re: Deadlifting with a thick bar for grip? 2015/03/08 15:13:34 (permalink)
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Cheers iaink yeah I use mixed grip and chalk. My pb with straps was 260 and I've worked up to 250 with mixed grip and chalk. Hoping I can get a 260kg + in the comp in 3 weeks.

I'll take your advice mate and stick with the normal bar.

Is hook grip painfull?
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Re: Deadlifting with a thick bar for grip? 2015/03/08 16:08:38 (permalink)
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Is hook grip painfull?



I find it very uncomfortable, but I don't do it enough to get used to it!

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Re: Deadlifting with a thick bar for grip? 2015/03/09 08:33:46 (permalink)
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Yes hook grip is painful and takes several months to get used to deadlifting. Tbh loosing 10kg isn't bad and is well within variation in strength aka you wont be able to pull 260 everyday!

Def do you main work mixed grip then maybe some static holds (mixed) after....or some point in the week.
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