Prior to xmas I used CW’s ABBH program, followed by a strength focused routine. I was previously not pushing myself real hard in the gym and decided to actually have a go.
These programs did wonders for my deadlift, which went from 176 to 242 in about 12 weeks. What they did not help was my left forearm, which has some lingering tendon soreness just below my left elbow. This appeared after the last training session before xmas. The last set of that session my left hand grip was failing, but I pushed through to complete the 3 reps.
I figure I have located the weak link in my deadlifting ability and will need to work on my forearms a bit, but my question is this:
How wide a grip should be used for the deadlift?
I was using a grip with my ring fingers on the rings on the bar. I am 6’ tall, so it does not feel too wide, but I am thinking that it was too wide for my forearms to comfortably handle.
Anyone have any comments or opinions on this?