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Change Your Grip To Up Your Deadlift

21 October 2011 No Comment

The deadlift is one of the most effective overall body exercises around.  Not only does it build and strengthen your lower back, but also your forearms, grip, legs, glutes, core, etc.  Want to know an easy tactic to instantly increase the amount of weight you can dead lift?

Flex says, “Change your grip.  An in-house Weider research study presented at the 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association annual meeting found that trained lifters using a staggered grip (one side overhand, the other underhand) completed an average of two more reps with their six-rep max than when using a standard grip (both hands taking an overhand grip) – that’s a 52% difference in strength.  The staggered drip offers the mechanical advantage of reverse torsion that prevents the bar from slipping out of the hands.”

Be sure to use these Weighted Gloves (Men & Women) when performing them.

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