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    Default Noob grip question

    So deadlift, for my working sets I'm finding I can manage the weight but I need to use an alternate grip. Should i continue progressing with the alternate grip or should I reduce the weight and build up strength with the overhand grip?

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    Absolutely DO NOT limit your workset weight to accommodate DOH (double overhand) grip. Use DOH for your warmup sets, and then switch to alternating grip for worksets (and any heavier warmup sets that require it).

    You can also try the hook grip, if you don't like alternating grip, but for hook grip, start using it with the lighter sets, to get your thumbs used to it.

    This is all covered in the book. Re-read the deadlift chapter, it's all in there.

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    Cheers Sean,
    Already using double overhand for the warm up sets.
    Must admit I have a bit of fear with the hook grip but will give it a try on lighter sets.
    Thanks
    Adam

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