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2006/07/06 18:03:42 (permalink)

grip for deadlifting?

been watching afew ppl deadlift this week and theres been a fairly big difference in grip between different ppl. All use the 1 hand over and 1 hand under grip, but is the distance between their hands that im interested in. I havent been deadlifting that long, but ive looked up and read all i can find about it and im using a medium to wide grip, with straps when going heavy. Is this grip the correct way?

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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 18:08:31 (permalink)
    find which is comfy for you, everyone refines where they place there hands, there are no hard and fast rules...
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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 18:10:29 (permalink)
    Chalk my good man chalk..straps indeed.

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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 21:30:59 (permalink)

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    been watching afew ppl deadlift this week and theres been a fairly big difference in grip between different ppl. All use the 1 hand over and 1 hand under grip, but is the distance between their hands that im interested in. I havent been deadlifting that long, but ive looked up and read all i can find about it and im using a medium to wide grip, with straps when going heavy. Is this grip the correct way?


    A wide grip sounds to me like a bad idea. It's highly unlikely that a wide grip will be more comfortable for you, and all you're really doing is making it harder for yourself. The wider the grip the further the bar has to travel to lockout. I'd say have a reasonably narrow stance (around shoulder width) and have your grip just outside your legs.
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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 22:07:54 (permalink)
    yeah my grip is like the one on your pic, i normally refer to that was a medium-wide grip. Its other ppl ive seen with wider grips. Sorry for the confusion

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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 22:17:26 (permalink)
    whilst on the topic of deadlift grips. is it ok to use the same overhand/underhand combination all the time or it will lead to differing forearm strength? i find one alternate grip comfortable but the other not so comfortable :(
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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 22:20:07 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Clubber Lang

    yeah my grip is like the one on your pic, i normally refer to that was a medium-wide grip. Its other ppl ive seen with wider grips. Sorry for the confusion


    That grip is about as narrow as it could possibly be given the position of my legs. How that can be medium-wide is beyond me!
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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 22:24:24 (permalink)
    its just stated that way in the books ive been reading, arnies encyclopedia and franco columbu's book < the guys got 6 and 3/4 plates each side, christ!

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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 22:44:46 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Clubber Lang

    its just stated that way in the books ive been reading, arnies encyclopedia and franco columbu's book < the guys got 6 and 3/4 plates each side, christ!


    That would be 290kg then. I think I can get there within 4-5 years.

    Current world record: 441kg. Now that's impressive!
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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 22:59:24 (permalink)
    you look a pretty big guy on the pic so keep it up and im sure you will get there. BEEF CAKE!

    Also on another note, as you seem like the guy to ask about deadlifting, how many sets and reps do you do? Do you pyramid from say 12 to 3 reps in 4sets etc?

    Ive only just started deadlifting so all the info i can get is much appreciated

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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/06 23:50:27 (permalink)
    tokar's generally a good guy to ask about any training!

    He knows far too much


    red_devil:

    I think it's best to alternate your grip to avoid uneven development.

    Having said that my left hand permanently trails my right hand in terms of strength, despite my better efforts to even them up.
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    RE: grip for deadlifting? 2006/07/07 00:11:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Clubber Lang

    you look a pretty big guy on the pic so keep it up and im sure you will get there. BEEF CAKE!

    Also on another note, as you seem like the guy to ask about deadlifting, how many sets and reps do you do? Do you pyramid from say 12 to 3 reps in 4sets etc?

    Ive only just started deadlifting so all the info i can get is much appreciated


    Not so big really. 95kg or thereabouts.

    I train for strength rather than size so I usually don't do a lot of high reps. A standard deadlift workout would be something like 80%1RM for 5 sets of 3, followed by lockouts with 90%1RM for 4 sets of 4. I use low reps and quite high volume most of the time.

    Personally I'm not a great fan of pyramiding, mainly because people tend to do it badly. There's nothing inherently wrong with doing high and low reps in the same workout but people tend to burn themselves out putting a lot of effort into high reps sets before they even get to the heavy weights.

    Just recently I've been recovering from an injury so I've not been doing conventional deadlifts at all. Instead I've been doing stiff-legged deadlifts off a block (to increase the range of motion) for sets of 10.

    For a good combination of size and strength I think 5x5 is a good way to go on deadlifts. Start out light (so all the sets are fairly easy) and do 5 sets of 5 with a set weight. Up the weight each workout until you're struggling (but just barely managing to get 5 sets of 5). Then drop the weight back and work up again.
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