I had this initially. I just drastically widened my grip almost collar to collar. The wider grip required less weight so less force on back but I gained more muscle in my rear delts as a result. [/quote]
This is interesting. I feel like my grip is already wide enough. And what does not help is the gym I use, only one in my small town, has a barbell where there is no more grip area on the ends of the bar by the collars, if that makes sense. Plus they don’t let you use chalk, Anytime fitness gym, so keeping my grip out to the collars is pretty tough.[/quote]
get sheiko leather straps.
just do it!
I’ve been using just cotton straps, or whatever the normal straps are made out of. Do they make that much of a difference?
for me they did. like nite and day. my gym’s bars are smooth at the ends from being on the hooks/rack so much[/quote]
Ya I agree with dom.I ended up ripping 2 pairs of the cotton ones mid pull.It scared the hell out of me and could of turned out pretty bad haha.They are fine for awhile,but when you’ve broken them In and the weight gets heavy I just don’t trust them.[/quote]
never tore the cotton ones. but the leather really seems to be able to give me a much better grip. they are thinner, and much more comfortable. and they fit around my wrist wraps really well. just an overall real good experience!!
Do you think the leather straps would help keep your hands from sliding in toward the middle of the bar? That is one problem that I am having when I do multiple reps. I use cotton straps. When doing HDL work I have to adjust my grip after every rep or two. Also, I have had to start wearing batting gloves (which are in abundance around my house) and putting a layer of cloth athletic tape over my calluses to keep from tearing them open. I think this is also a result of hands sliding in.