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Hand Grip Width and Style in the Conventional Deadlift
I’m surprised at the amount of beginner and intermediate lifters who are sabotaging themselves by not gripping the bar correctly. By gripping the bar just right outside of the thighs and using a mixed grip you will be able to effectively gain more tightness which will make you stronger.
Recently had someone ask me to help them on their deadlift form and they were very enthusiastic so I decided to let them jump in with me. When they went set up I noted that they were gripping farther out from their thighs than they needed to. Upon seeing this, I corrected this person to bring it in closer right outside of the thighs where it had enough room to clear. Needless to say he felt much stronger by bringing in his grip width and noted that their lock out felt much stronger.
There are a few reasons behind why such a small thing as changing the grip width can make a difference. For one you are better able to bring the shoulders back and keep them tight behind the bar. Recently did a write up on that concept under the “Deadlift” section. Secondly, the same tightness will also allow for a better lock out at the top by allowing the lifter to contract harder and finish the movement stronger. Lastly it also helps puts you in a better hinge position. In grabbing it out too far you are forced into more of a squat position which is NOT the way to squat. (Also did a write up on this Squat VS Hinge).
While on the subject I thought I’d also touch upon mixed grip in the deadlift. It’s simple concept most of us understand but for the few that don’t yet, listen closely. Mixed grip will help you a TON more in actually being able to hold the bar. If you are currently using double overhand you are making it harder on yourself.
With the double overhand the bar will often by default want to roll backwards and your grip strength needs to be strong enough to hold it in position otherwise it will drop. With the mixed grip however the bar will be caught on both sides as it starts to roll; one hand over, and one hand under will cover your basis and stop it from rolling front or back. This will help you feel stronger.
Simple enough tips but worthwhile if you don’t employ them yet. The little things can make all the difference.
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