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Old 06-24-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
Ryan Scott
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I think that I already know the answer to this, but wanted to hear the general consensus. When deadlifting, it is no belt, no wraps..... but can you do an eagle grip(one hand palm in one palm out)? If I do a traditional grip it is usually my grip that fails me, but if I switch I can continue to add weight.

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Old 06-24-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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It's usually called a "mixed grip" or alternating grip. Yes, you can use the mixed grip, just be careful not to strain the bicep of the arm with palm facing out. A few powerlifters have blown biceps tendons that way. The other grip to try is the hook grip. Do a search on hook grip for more info.
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:05 AM   #3
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I use the mixed grip for heavy weight but try to use the hook grip as much as possible. My hook grip gives out at around 315.
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Old 06-27-2005, 03:35 PM   #4
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I find I can do a non-hook grip, just wrapping all fingers and thumb on the same side of the bar, to my max lift (375 LBs). Years of rock climbing, I guess.
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