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Deadlift: Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition?

It's a deadlift, meaning the weight should be dead on the floor. Touch-and-go or otherwise bouncing around is not a deadlift. Personally, I relax my grip and reset on every rep. My hands don't come ...
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What is the proper way to grip a bar for heavy deadlifts?

The hand should be wrapped around the bar as much as possible, but the wrist would be straight down. I guess that would mean the bar would fall on the palm right under the knuckle of the hand. ...
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Is the hookgrip dangerous?

The hookgrip hurts, but it's not dangerous. I'm not sure how you envision yourself losing a thumb. The roundness of the bar is far too dull to actually cut the thumb off. If you're worried about the ...
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How does support grip strength and crush grip strength differ so much?

For support grip and crush grip you use two different muscles (both are used, but in either movement, there is a different main muscle). For the support grip, you flex the distant part of your ...
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Confused about the numbers on the grippers

The answer is that there is no standard for rating grippers. Unlike weights, which are very hard to argue, grippers have ratings similar to resistance bands. Do you rate them at the starting point, ...
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Is a minimal finger length required to make hook grip effective?

Yes, this is why the bars used in women's Olympic weightlifting competition have a smaller diameter, of 25mm, rather than the 28mm used for the men's bars. This is intended to allow hook grip despite ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Bottoms-up kettlebell. It will definitely increase grip strength. For example, one exercise I do is that I start in a squat and swing the kettlebell from the floor to the bottoms-up position as I ...
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Bench press grip, thumb placement

This topic can be as divisive as whether training deadlifts with straps is effective or not. Since powerlifting is my background, and powerlifters tend to be the biggest proponents of the false grip (...
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Can alternating grip result in muscle imbalances?

It really isn't that big of a concern. The biggest difference in stress on the back is that the shoulders are hit slightly differently. The overhand grip spreads the weight of the bar across the ...
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Deadlift: Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition?

John's answer is correct - all in all, it's hypertrophy (TUT) vs strength (rest). I just wanna add that it's a matter of how long the stoppage lasts, and not the reason that made you stop (as long as ...
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Is Thumb position important in dumbell exercise

That 'outwards' sort of grip is commonly referred to as 'suicide grip' for obvious reasons. While it may not be dangerous on many exercises, on the Bench Press for example it can be very harmful (even ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I'm not sure what a gripping match is but you should be able to improve your grip with two or one arm hanging.
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How to prevent hands-slipping from a bar?

So you either have weak grip or your hands are actually physically slipping. Both very fixable issues, so don't be discouraged! If it is ACTUAL slipping, then there's a few things you can do. First, ...
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Difference caused by grip width on bench press

The major muscle groups in any variation of bench press are the pec major and minor, and the triceps (with various other muscles playing stabilizing roles). In general, the narrower one's grip, the ...
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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

Yes, having a better grip makes pull-ups a lot easier, and increases the number you can do, often dramatically.
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Deadlift: Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition?

Yes, depending on your goals Resetting your grip likely takes a bit of time, perhaps a few seconds, perhaps 10 or more. During this time, your hamstrings are (mostly) resting. This changes the ...
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Bench press grip, thumb placement

TL; DR: The unwrapped position is called the "suicide grip". 'Nuff said. While you state that if the bar rolls, your thumb won't stop it, the thumb gives you enough control over the bar that you are ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Do chin ups and pull ups on a bar with a larger than normal diameter. This will make it slightly difficult to grip the bar while you try to lift your body weight.
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I removed the hand gripper's soft foam grip. Is this dangerous?

It's fine. Something like the Captain of Crush grippers are made of metal, with a knurling like texture to the handles to increase friction (in a pinch I've used the knurling on them to file bits off ...
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How to stop swinging and rotating during one arm dead hang?

I don't see why you would generate swing during the hang, so I have to assume that you start the hang with some swing. In that case, just make sure you don't release your feet from the platform until ...
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Holding on to a bar (a horizontal pull up one obviously) thicker

Overhand grip will focus on your forarms more than a underhand grip. Most people will be better at a overhand grip. Ref: http://www.umich.edu/~mvs330/f00/domination/main.html Optimal position for ...
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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

Gripping tight would also create tension in your body, which helps for exciting the CNS. Here is a link: http://www.rdlfitness.com/use-a-tight-grip/ It would get your grip stronger, it would increase ...
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Bench press grip, thumb placement

Cost benefit analysis: If thumbless is more comfortable, you might conceivably lift a few more pounds. If the bar slips out of that grip, unless your spotters ALREADY had a grip on the bar (ie, it ...
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Why isn't "setting" a hand gripper cheating?

It really depends on what you consider to be the primary part of the exercise, and whether someone is doing this for the exercise, or to show off. Most hand-grippers are essentially springs, which ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I've always found that my forearms/wrists/hands grow significantly when I'm deadlifting frequently. I've also found that my forearms/wrists/hands burn when I do straight-bar bicep curls. Try ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Start with push ups and then superman push ups over time they will get stronger Watch this video https://youtu.be/SeSUzyDBXWY! Wolf flybynature Superman Push ups
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Wrist curls are good, as well as the reverse of them. Pushups on a clenched fist as well as do farmers walks. One of the best I've seen though, and one of my favorites, are the grip strength ...
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Is there an alternative to the T-Grip (Neuro grip) Isometric Stabilizer Power Push Up?

I don't really know many other exercises you could do with these things. As to benefits? A neutral grip (wrists straight and facing one another) position reduces a lot of wrist stress that people ...
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What is the proper way to grip a bar for heavy deadlifts?

DeeV's answer didn't give the third option: using weightlifting straps. With straps, you use a double overhand grip and the straps keep the bar touching the palms of your hands. Unless you plan on ...
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Wrist Rotation when Bent Over Rowing with a Barbell

Potentially gripping too wide, however if this does not cause any pain or discomfort it is likely not going to affect your wrists (but best to sort it out now). It could just be potentially your form ...
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