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While it's not the most important part of the lift, I always champion the case of a neutral neck position during the deadlift. There is absolutely no reason to lift your chin up when you're bent over. This is the equivalent of looking straight up at the sky while standing upright. It's not a natural neck position, and when your back/neck is already being ...
Without a video of your form, really difficult to give you a straight answer. Assuming your form is on par, try what Derek mentioned. I tend to use some long soccer socks or thick, long socks so the bar doesn't rub to much against the shins. You can also try wrapping some type of padding around the bar where it meets your shins.
To improve grip strength try deadlift holds for time and try to beat your time. Other exercises which strengthen grip include farmers walks and weighted pull ups.
If you having sticking points, do what Greg suggested. Working on getting the lower back stronger and overall core. Otherwise, you are just setting yourself up for disaster on that. Implement more heavy bar holds without straps and some specialized grip training. You can try wrapping a towel, squat pad or anything that can increase the thickness of the ...
I do Jeffersons, wouldn't dream of doing regular deadlifts as I have lower back pain issues. I would think that legs and hamstrings are more brought into action by Jeffersons as I get lower to pick the barbell.
Deadlifts on their own would not add muscle even though they are often attributed to it. In order for you to pack on muscle, you would have to eat more to sustain enough energy to warrant muscle group. If you deadlift and your nutrition is off point and your not eating enough, you won't build muscle.
I assume you use regular grip rather than mix grip because otherwise you would just be doing mixed grip in whatever direction made you stronger. Just keep working it. If you're nearly failing in the left hand, but holding steadily with the right, it means your left hand is working harder and should thus catch up eventually. I don't think there's anyone who ...
What grip style are you using? I would focus on grip training and avoid using any straps, they hinder grip development. For grip training, I would include pull-up bar hangs, heavy farmer walks, plate pinches, standard barbell training using thicker barbells. If your gym doesn't have thicker barbells, try wrapping a towel around it, squat pads or even using ...
Agree 100% on the answers above. Number one issue I definitely face is sweating palms & hands in general. This can definitely put your grip in a compromised situation when you are looking to pull an illusive 500 lb deadlift. One thing to also implement as mentioned already is to avoid straps. Straps limit your grip strength if you become to over-reliant ...
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