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Old 03-04-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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I know most of you will say dump the straps and work your grip...but I only use straps on the absolute heaviest set I used for hang cleans (265+for reps). The problem I find with hang cleans is that I don't get a chance to reset like cleans from the ground so I need the extra little help. Does this sound like a good argument?
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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you can't reset with straps on either.

To reset hang cleans, set the bar on your thighs and regrip.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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I use pulling blocks in those situations.
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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I think using straps for hang cleans(recent PR of 285) is one of the reasons my elbow is all jacked up at the moment. If your strapped in, it doesn't allow for a proper rack, putting a lot of stress on the elbow at the top. My two cents.

I learned this the hard way. Haven't been able to lift for a few weeks now.

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Old 03-05-2007, 07:38 PM   #5
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I like the idea of using the blocks, now I need to get some. As for the elbow I understand I feel as if I get a little tendonitis in the flexors when I use the straps...that's it, no more straps.

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Old 03-05-2007, 08:14 PM   #6
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I used 2x10s to make my pulling blocks. I wrote a sidebar in the September 2006 Crossfit Journal that talks about making them.
http://www.crossfitsedona.com/Images/PullingBlock.jpg
They double nicely as boxes for low box jumps.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:26 AM   #7
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Straps mess with my technique on cleans of any kind. I do use them for heavy pulls though.
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If you have access to a squat cage with safety bars, set the safety bars at just below knee level and rest your lifting bar on the handles to reset between reps/sets
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
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Veronica...Are you saying don't use straps for any lifts? I'm still at the beginner stage where my deadlift weight is going up quickly. I found that my grip was the weak link. I snagged the straps thinking it better to be able to add another 20 or 30 lbs to the bar. Would you consider deadlifts to be the exception?
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:23 PM   #10
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if you DL is outpacing your grip, the last thing you should be doing is reducing your grip work. use straps only when you're working higher-rep, heavy movements. try to bare hand it on singles and even doubles, particularly in the clean (for rack technique reasons).

are you hook gripping?
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