Thread: Mondays WOD
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Old 03-05-2003, 04:55 PM   #13
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Don,

Your question is a natural one but, alas, Patrick's answer though terse, is the correct one.

Let the grip be the weak link - work without benefit of straps - and several things will occur:

1. Your deadlift will not become what it might have been otherwise.
2. Your grip will become what it could never be with the straps.
3. Your deadlift will eventually exceed, substantially, what you'd have thought possible without straps - even if you are a ten year veteran of competitive powerlifting, you will be surprised at the grips development.
4. You will be working functionally letting the weak links manifest and correct naturally. We can't ask for more than that.

wrist straps=grip weakeners
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