- No straps. Ever. You can’t use them in the meet so don’t train with them.
I definitely disagree with that, haha.[/quote]
Do you do any dedicated grip work besides the COC gripper?
And personally I feel stronger using a mixed grip on singles than with straps, i.e. I have pulled a single with a mixed grip, then missed the same weight on another occasion that I was using straps. I think the mixed grip changes the mechanics of the lift slightly[/quote]
Nope, only the grippers. I have recently been using grenade balls to do all my curls, but that’s really more for novelties’ sake. It gets me to do curls, haha.
I can pull singles with straps as comfortably as I can without. It took a while to get used to them, but once I did it worked out well. It also got me to stop fucking around at the start of the pull and learn how to just get my air and go.