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    Quote Originally Posted by draino View Post
    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 ...
    absolutly.
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    Dont use them
    agree for the most part.
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    my grip is very week. i do deads on back day, with the main focus on it improving my back. i dont really do deads for legs, forearms etc. i just want more thickness..

    however, my grip/forearm has fallen very far behind, has well has my core.

    so, i ditched them. i dont use straps, except MAYBE, occasionaly on my last set of deads, or my first heavy sets of db rows.

    besides that, i quite using straps or a belt. ive had to go ALOT lighter, but its increasing steadily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlohm1 View Post
    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.


    I think chalk is way better than straps. i use chalk on everything.
    I know it's just your opinion, but I have to disagree. As Rawz mentioned, straps will help you add on more weight to dead or shrug. Your grip strength will give way long before your back or traps do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamina View Post
    I know it's just your opinion, but I have to disagree. As Rawz mentioned, straps will help you add on more weight to dead or shrug. Your grip strength will give way long before your back or traps do.
    yea I know this is a topic that we disagree about. I still feel that chalk is more effective than straps. that's just my personal experience though.

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    Straps can be beneficial for any pull exercises

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugottabjoshinme View Post
    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.
    That doesn't mess with ur bi's? I remember trying mixed grip, felt like my bi was gOnna tear. Maybe bad form on my part
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    Yea I know my grip strength will suffer, but at this point I'm willing to make that sacrifice. I've seen no improvement in both exercises for a while die to my grip, it was getting too frustrating. Maybe I'll do what some of u guys are doing and only use the straps for the more heavier sets. It did def help me up my reps on the lighter ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastynice View Post
    That doesn't mess with ur bi's? I remember trying mixed grip, felt like my bi was gOnna tear. Maybe bad form on my part
    No I havent had any problem. If it was double underhand I would be more concerned. I rotate the underhand hand every set

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastynice View Post
    That doesn't mess with ur bi's? I remember trying mixed grip, felt like my bi was gOnna tear. Maybe bad form on my part
    There is a pretty big chance of tearing the bicep i going heavy and using an underhand grip. I go double overhand all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamina View Post
    There is a pretty big chance of tearing the bicep i going heavy and using an underhand grip. I go double overhand all the time.
    False

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    when I deadlift or shrug I do this: http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...0Nkft7HajhBanA

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    I always go double overhand

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    I used the straps for the first time today on my back day and I probably got my best work out. I used them for heavy sets so that I still used my forearms. I didn't get a new max in deads but i did 295 8 times compared to 3. My BB shrugs went up to 335x 8 and my shrug rack went up to 405x12 for two sets. was also able to do DB shrugs with 95x12

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKdoubleStacker View Post
    False
    Explain please....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamina View Post
    Explain please....
    You arent going to tear your bicep as long as your arms are stout and straight. Bicep tears can be a product of bad mechanics, weak/injured muscle, improper warm ups.

    They happen very rarely, so I wouldnt worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebirth67 View Post
    I used the straps for the first time today on my back day and I probably got my best work out. I used them for heavy sets so that I still used my forearms. I didn't get a new max in deads but i did 295 8 times compared to 3. My BB shrugs went up to 335x 8 and my shrug rack went up to 405x12 for two sets. was also able to do DB shrugs with 95x12
    Straps neglect your forearms, you aren't using them

    As a powerlifter I don't even touch straps. Maybe if I'm plateauing and wanna see if I can reach a sick dead, but in the end it doesn't count. Straps are illegal in competition

    Just ditch straps

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