x
Almost there! Please complete this form and click the button below to gain instant access.
EliteFitness.com FREE Email Series: How You Can Use Winstrol, Masteron, HGH, and Testosterone for a Perfect, Muscular Physique!
- -
We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.
- -

Lifting with straps


Welcome to the EliteFitness.com Bodybuilding Site! Please join this discussion about Lifting with straps within the Weight Training & Weight Lifting category.

Excerpt: Ive seen guys in the gym using straps to deadlift. Should I be doing that ? What does it help with ? Grips?

Read more or register here to join the discussion below...

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Lifting with straps

    Ive seen guys in the gym using straps to deadlift. Should I be doing that ? What does it help with ? Grips?

  2. #2
    Chairman Member P0N's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    684
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    It basically takes away almost entirely the need to grip hard with your fingers. I occassionally use straps when doing a lot of deadlift repetition volume, bit generally I opt for double overhand on my lighter weights, hook grip for most other weights, and mixed grip when I'm trying for very heavy singles.
    Last edited by P0N; 22-Jun-2019 at 12:31 AM.

  3. #3
    Moderator SteveMobsterG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    8,522
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    Quote Quote posted by offswitch69 View Post
    Ive seen guys in the gym using straps to deadlift. Should I be doing that ? What does it help with ? Grips?
    If you do without them do so.

  4. #4
    HEAD MODERATOR stevesmi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    34,343
    Rep Power
    122768

    Re: Lifting with straps

    i do not advocate people use straps, gloves, wraps, belts, etc. i believe in lifting raw.

    and i'm not impressed when some skinny kid deadlifts 4 plates when he uses all that shit.. part of deadlifting is building up your grip. so cheating with straps you are only setting yourself back

    the dirty secret nobody wants you to know is that with deadlifts form IS EVERYTHING to get the benefits. so focus more on proper form and way less on how much you can do or what that douche in your gym can do
    Now taking clients for 1 on 1 consults via skype. contact me I can help you
    Looking for a steroid source? drop me a visitor message or click> https://www.evolutionary.org/forums/...iii-59858.html
    http://goo.gl/kDk0zS <save 10% on bloodwork
    http://goo.gl/bVJ44F <authorized supp store deals
    https://goo.gl/Vy5WA7 <12 week bulker and cutting/fasting Ebooks 4sale
    ask me for coupons to N2bm, juvepharma, sarms1 etc.
    http://goo.gl/F9Yggp < click for Rx drugs

  5. #5
    Banned Fella Finn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    2,028
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    Helps with grip strength. I don't see an issue of using them if your grip is compromised. Just make sure you warm up as high as you can without them and use them only when you need them.

  6. #6
    Moderator SteveMobsterG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    8,522
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    Quote Quote posted by Fella Finn View Post
    Helps with grip strength. I don't see an issue of using them if your grip is compromised. Just make sure you warm up as high as you can without them and use them only when you need them.
    While true how often is that the case? Usually it's cos they have a fag ass weak grip.

  7. #7
    Banned Fella Finn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    2,028
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    Quote Quote posted by SteveMobsterG View Post
    While true how often is that the case? Usually it's cos they have a fag ass weak grip.
    Yes which is why I said at least warming up as high as you can without them. That should strengthen the grip over time so that eventually you'll be able to handle even heavier weights without them.

  8. #8
    Chairman Member cbbram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    1,000
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    Yes it helps with grip... Some use chalk. It's up to you.

  9. #9
    All Natural
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Lifting with straps

    Sometimes I have had crazy forearm pumps and that really fux with the grip on other exercises. I'll use hooks on db shrugs as I may not do too well gripping handles on back row, etc. I don't know if that applies to DL's where you would do them first in your session and your grip gets funky on later exercises unnecessarily...

    Granted, I am indeed a bitch ass pussy cause I don't deadlift anymore...but I can imagine that straps/hooks could be useful for doing rack pulls from knees or above the knees where you may be trying to overload that part of the movement?

Similar Threads

  1. lifting straps
    By sausage in forum Weight Training & Weight Lifting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2002, 07:09 AM
  2. lifting straps?
    By ##spiderbaby## in forum Weight Training & Weight Lifting
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 25-Jul-2001, 11:39 AM
  3. Who else gets burn maks on their wrists fro lifting straps?
    By freak daddy in forum Chat & Conversation
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2001, 04:33 PM
  4. Using Lifting Straps
    By MadCow1 in forum Chat & Conversation
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-May-2001, 10:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •