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How Do I Deadlift with Straps?

[quote]illwerral wrote:
I’ll give this a shot, I didn’t consciously wrap them one way or the other last time.[/quote]

I find alternating my grip prevents the bar rolling off my fingers as my opposite hand counters the rolling… (kinda hard to put in words)

I have never used straps until today… I have pulled 190kg last year and felt like my grip wasn´t the limiting factor (back and grip could handle the same weight), and after training with only dumbells at home for 3months started to lift in another gym. When i first tried to pull i did 170kgx2, but now my grip is a very limiting factor, part because seems like my back and legs are stronger and part because in this gym the bar are smoother.

Today i tried straps for the first time and only pulled 170kgx1, and missed the second attempt! Seems like i didnt use the straps properly… Anyone here have experienced this? Initially pulling LESS with straps than with a mixed grip?

My idea was to start a workout with overhand grip, keep adding weight and use a mixed grip, and then add more weight and use the straps.

Zercher deadlifts with straps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6XvxnXFrog

On a more serious note:

How to put on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKhfXt58fgk

How to strap-on :wink: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mRUUJFc0xM