Let me rephrase the question. Is it likely that anyone can max with a double overhand grip. No straps, no hook grip, not chalk, just plain ole double overhand grip?
Heres why I ask this. I did an EDT workout today. I was using about 80% of my max, doing sets of 3 alternating with serratus crunches for sets of 5. My goal was to get 10 sets in 15:00, so 30 reps of deadlifts.
I used the doulbe overhand grip for the first 6 sets, no problems at all. But then on the seventh set, my grip started slipping. I was able to finish all my sets, but on 8,9, and 10, i had to use a reversed grip for the 2nd and 3rd reps.
Is this a problem at all? Basically what i mean, is my grip weak, and needs work, or is it normal to have to switch to a reverse grip with weights above 80%?
Thanks in advance for the advice…