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    wrist straps...

    ...get 'em. $6 at sports authority.


    took my deadlift from 205x4 to 235x6

    shrugs from 70x5 to 85x8

    I have weak forearms
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    straps and a belt literally add about 100 pounds to my deadlift.

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    I've never tried them.

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    isnt part of the dead lift supposed to be grip strength though? thats what is great about that lift. it works forearms, lower back, traps, biceps, core, legs ...
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    Dont use them

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    ive used straps in the past for deadlifts. I now use mixed grip and can lift as much as I could with straps so my grip isnt the limiting factor anymore.

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    I love straps for heavy dead and heavy shrugs. Don' t use them on light to moderate weight because I want to strengthen my grip
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    I got the free pair with my last order from BB but I never take them with me. I figure it's best not to, to strengthen my grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamina View Post
    I love straps for heavy dead and heavy shrugs. Don' t use them on light to moderate weight because I want to strengthen my grip
    same especially with 3+ rep sets. I'm at the stage where I need to build a back more than I need improved grip

    at some point I'll scrap the straps but for now I throw them on for my last set normally

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    I use the sally straps for heavy deads and shrugs.

    And now that I hurt my right wrist I use them when I do anything with db until it heals

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    i got a cheap pair on bb.com a while back, but I don't use them very much. I only use them for shrugs, dumbell rows, and if I'm doing pullups late into a workout I might use them. I don't use them for kipping pullups though.


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    I like straps, only on back day and only for a few exercises. I use chalk for chest and shoulders though
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    Your grip isnt going to get any stronger using straps.

    Considering your grip strength is used in so many exercises, I think its fairly important you ditch them.

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    our gym banned chalk.... and until my wirst heals I will be using them alot... When I feel that its fully healed ill go lighter on deads and shrugs to get some grip strength back.

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    not only does my gym allow chalk, but they provide it
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