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The "Do You Even Deadlift" Clinic
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RE: The "Do You Even Deadlift" Clinic
(04-17-2015 03:31 PM)Fortis Wrote:  Hey Strike and H1N1,

I will grab a pair of straps. Question about straps, though. Someone told me that using straps allow you to lift heavier than your grip would naturally allow which can be a bad thing. Is this true or just broscience?

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Fortis

My own view, as with all these threads, is that it depends on your goals. I use the deadlift to build my back/glutes/hamstrings, not to train my grip. I do separate grip work for that. Since I am not a competitive lifter, my goal is to use the lift to build the posterior chain and increase the amount of weight those muscles can handle (and to build them).

If grip is the limiting factor, then the deadlift becomes primarily a grip exercise. Given the size of the muscles involved, that seems incredibly inefficient to me, from a non-competitive lifters point of view.

For the record, Strikeback and Crashbangwallop (and probably many others) are much more accomplished in strength training than I am. My training is and always has been extremely hybrid in nature, I don't have anything like their depth of experience.
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