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As a beginner I don't think you should use straps. I think its fine for more advanced people to use them.


Was miring my bicep peak today. Pull ups are really bringing it up. Dat huge volume hnnnng.


Some really fat girl keeps posting on fb about muay thai and how effective it is for street fighting on fb and how she wants to go to thailand and train for it. Also how spiritual it is and shit. It's like bish your 40lb overweight, can you even raise your leg? I hate when fat people get really into exercising and feel the need to tell everyone about it. I would like to see her fight though. Be like when the Romans got hippos and shit to fight.
Edited by fuji - 7/3/12 at 12:18am
post #18347 of 46926
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

As a beginner I don't think you should use straps. I think its fine for more advanced people to use them.
Was miring my bicep peak today. Pull ups are really bringing it up. Dat huge volume hnnnng.
Some really fat girl keeps posting on fb about muay thai and how effective it is for street fighting on fb and how she wants to go to thailand and train for it. Also how spiritual it is and shit. It's like bish your 40lb overweight, can you even raise your leg? I hate when fat people get really into exercising and feel the need to tell everyone about it. I would like to see her fight though. Be like when the Romans got hippos and shit to fight.

Tell me about it. Girl on my fb always on about P90x yet she gets fatter and fatter every time I see her.
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Originally Posted by Transcendental View Post

There was, sorta. It was at the Arnold this year. Kendrick Farris and Donny Shankle and a few others secured the US one spot at the 2012 Games, and IMO Donny pulled some indifferent heroism by lifting with a fractured spine to total to send Kendrick to the Games. He maybe just saw it as competition, but I bowed down in front of the computer screen when I saw the PanAm results in May.

I thought the quotas were decided in the panamerican champs, or was that the one you were talking about

too bad all the wild cards went to asia/pacific, so zero of my countrymen on the platform in london. well, maybe rio then.
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Originally Posted by Transcendental View Post

In other Olympic WL related news, I'm almost finished with the training "facility" that I dreamed up in my parent's garage. Bought a Pendlay NexGen Bearing Bar (wanted Eleiko, but this seemed just as good for 150 less) and some econ Bumpers. In the process of buillding jerk boxes, finishing up cutting wood soon. I'll post a pic next week or so when it should be finished.

sounds ideal
Edited by Lagrangian - 7/3/12 at 1:48am
post #18349 of 46926
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

As a beginner I don't think you should use straps. I think its fine for more advanced people to use them.
Was miring my bicep peak today. Pull ups are really bringing it up. Dat huge volume hnnnng.
Some really fat girl keeps posting on fb about muay thai and how effective it is for street fighting on fb and how she wants to go to thailand and train for it. Also how spiritual it is and shit. It's like bish your 40lb overweight, can you even raise your leg? I hate when fat people get really into exercising and feel the need to tell everyone about it. I would like to see her fight though. Be like when the Romans got hippos and shit to fight.

Apparently the Romans set pigs alight and drove them towards the enemy lines. That might be something she could do?
post #18350 of 46926
Should be interesting for you oly lifters.
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lold at squeaky sfx for fatty at 1:46
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post

i guess this topic has been discussed multiple times, but what about straps for deadlifting? im a noob (do like 4 * 8 at 110 kg), and at the last sets my grip is weak as fuck. Do you do hook grip, reverse grip or straps at that point? or focus on grip strength?

use straps

unless you are competing in powerlifting, grip strength is not something you should be overly hung up on

with that being said, if you are not deadlifting a lot now could be a good time to get your hook grip down, shit works wonders
post #18354 of 46926
There's no consensus. Personally, I'd do overhand grip until i can't anymore, then reverse grip until i can't anymore, at that point i'd probably use straps but i've given up deadlifting heavy. Also, high rep-dumbbell rows to also train grip strength. In general, grip strength is a good thing to have.

And, on a purely pragmatic level, you won't always have straps around so it's probably better to train without them until you can't possibly anymore (also how i feel about belts and such).
post #18355 of 46926
im deadlifting twice a week right now, and sort of feel progress is being hampered by a weak grip..Tried to get hook grip in place today, but it feels weird, like my thumb risk being dislocated...
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it'll be uncomfortable for a couple of wks and after that its no biggie
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Originally Posted by Greg Everett 
First, when you're first setting your grip, push the webbing between your thumb and index finger into the bar as deep as possible, and then wrap the thumb and fingers. This should help you get a bit more reach with the thumb.

For most people, there is some stretching that needs to occur before the hook grip feels really secure. The best way to accomplish this is to simply use the hook grip every time you're pulling a bar. Your thumbs will stretch out a bit and your hands will become conditioned to the position, and it will eventually start feeling much more comfortable.

You can also stretch directly with what I call the girl punch stretch (no offense intended - none of my female lifters would ever punch someone this way). Make a fist with your thumb tucked tightly inside and ulnar deviate your hand; that is, tilt your hand away from the thumb side. You should feel a stretch around the base of your thumb and probably a little up into your wrist as well. You can also flex the wrist from this position to get an additional and somewhat different stretch.
post #18357 of 46926
Going to hit the squat rack tonight. Feeling too good from almost a month of megadosing chroella algae, 10-15g a day. I need to burn off some of this energy.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post


use straps
unless you are competing in powerlifting, grip strength is not something you should be overly hung up on
with that being said, if you are not deadlifting a lot now could be a good time to get your hook grip down, shit works wonders

To be fair, an improved grip can improve every lift not just deadlift.  So having grip being a limiting factor is something that even those not competing in powerlifting might at least consider bringing up to par so as to improve their overall self.  Even if you don't hook grip, a stronger grip helps improve neurological efficiency in almost every lift and some people simply won't be able to hook grip.

post #18359 of 46926
yeah hook grip will suck big when you start, i just started training it and it feels like my thumb will fall off. ol'ers, should the thumb above the knuckle be parallel to my fingers or should i be pulling my thumb as far into the centre of my palm as i can? ive noticed i can already fit 3 fingers over whereas when i started i could only do 2.
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According to my PT, I have horrible "core stability." This is after I struggled to do non-weighted squats and minimal weight RDLs on one leg. She suggested weighted planks which dont seem to induce a great burn in my abs but I will give them a go. It may sound stupid but I wonder if building core strength this way will significantly improve my lifts. I figured go in the other direction and improve core strength by increasing weight on my lifts.
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