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Despite that you're asking for advice which does not involve grip support, let me give one that does. Sorry, but if as you say you are really looking for maximum weight in singles, there is no way you can avoid grip support. Competitive powerlifters use mixed grip to overcome this problem, because other equipment is usually not allowed. But, you can not use ...


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Lifting gloves get in the way and make your job harder. I recommend going without. Chalk helps enormously to prevent sweat from making the bar hard to grip. Buy a block of rock climber's chalk for a buck. Before each set, use the chalk to "paint" your fingers and the inside of your palm where it meets your fingers. Rub your hands together to work it into ...


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There are several methods of increasing grip strength, and some of the principles that work the best you should already be familiar with due to the bodybuilding background. First, let's look at what causes grip to fail: Sweat. The sweatier your hands, the more the bar wants to slip out of them. Effective bar thickness. The thicker your bar, the tougher it ...



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