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Old 04-20-2004, 08:44 AM   #1
dave ojeda
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I had two questions for all the crossfitters:

1. When deadlifting are you using an alternate hand grip (over/under) on the bar?

2. When DL & OLY are you using the hook grip for you holding style?

Just wondering what everyone is doing out there? I know hook grip is the way to go but it is taking awhile to use it with the upper weights
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:21 AM   #2
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Dave. I use the hook grip for both DL's and all the Olympic Lifts. It takes a little getting used to, but I feel it is much stronger. I keep to the hook grip for DL's because I want some cross over benefit for my Cleans.

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Old 04-20-2004, 09:54 AM   #3
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Hook grip and overhand grip on bar (not mixed). I too am looking for the greatest crossover to the oly lifts.
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Old 04-20-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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i use an alternating grip for my DLs because i am tall and it seems like the sumos are better on the back.
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:51 AM   #5
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Scott how tall are you? I am 6' but use a same hand grip on the bar. More for crossover benifits than anything
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:23 AM   #6
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For DL's I use the overhand grip when possible, I only have to go to the over/under when going heavy. For OLYs, I don't need the hook grip just yet. For very heavy dumbbell work, I use the hook grip. The db's at my gym have fairly fat handles so the hook grip is the way to go.

I used to use straps but I want the grip work and they bothered my wrists sometimes. I could see using them once in a blue moon, where safety is a factor.
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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I use the hook for deadlifts and all Olympic-style lifts. Over/under works, but it increase the risk of biceps injury, plus the hook grip is a useful tool for all weight trainers.
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Old 04-23-2004, 02:28 PM   #8
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dave-

i am 6'2".

btw, i don't understand what the term "crossover" means in this thread. anyone want to clarify?

thanks!

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Old 04-23-2004, 03:26 PM   #9
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I think that in this context "crossover" means that deadlifting with a certain grip will help with the first pull in the olympic lifts. An opposite hand grip doesn't have as much similarity to the first pull in the snatch or C&J.
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:38 AM   #10
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Scott

I agree with Neill in regards to the crossover explaination. I don't have a lot of time so I would like to reduce the amount of technique work whenever possible.

Thanks again to everyone for there thoughts!
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