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Old 06-12-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
Nick Cruz
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I did Dianne yesterday and I did it with nearly the Rxd weight (I did 90kq). The last time I attempted Dianne I was stuck at 135 lbs! I also went with the mixed grip. Wow, what a difference! Is it supposed to be THAT noticeable? I actually went and tried to go back to a normal grip and I just couldnt do it because the mixed grip felt much more fluid natural and comfortable.

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Old 06-12-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that grip strength is limiting your dead-lifts. I'd continue to use the standard grip to develop your grip strength, and go to mixed grip when your starting to fail otherwise. The problem with using mixed grip all the time is that you won't develop your grip strength, and there is limited transferability to the olympic lifts (think of a clean with a mixed grip!).
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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I agree, go standard grip (both overhand) until you can't do anymore that way, then go to alternating.

You may be humbled, but you won't regret the grip workout you are getting.

I found this PDF (wfs):

http://www.dieselcrew.com/articles/js-Grip%20deadlift.pdf

Your grip will be hamburger, but it will improve!

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Old 06-13-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
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Ah, that makes sense. I started out doing Diane with the std grip but then switched over in the middle to the mixed grip. It felt like I had just tapped into some reserves that I had in store. Now I know why. Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:45 AM   #5
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hmmm I guess that means that wrist straps are definitely out, no?:nono0000:

it would appear that wrist straps and gloves are mandatory at my gym for any shrug or deadlift movement over 135lb. :bangin:
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
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Mixed is the only way I can make a 1RM pull, but I try not to use it until after 85% of 1RM.
Sad story here. I got a road bike 3 months ago and I have not touched a barbell in 6 weeks. Last Tuesday I tried to deadlift and my grip died at 80% of my previous 1RM, my psterior chain was feeling great but my grip was shot.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:03 PM   #7
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If I'm double-overhand and going for high weight, I use a hook grip. With chalk, I've never had a grip failure doing so.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:08 AM   #8
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I was going to ask if anyone goes with a hook grip. It does wonders for my O-lifts, but I can't handle the slow seemingly endless compression of my poor thumbs with heavy deadlifts.
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:19 PM   #9
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I'd never in a million years suggest that you intentionally violate your gym's rules, BUT it's fairly easy to setup your straps so that they appear to be wrapped correctly, but aren't actually doing you any good.

If they don't like deads, what're they gonna do when you dump after a C&J?
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