"Two-Handed Pinch Grip Deadlift
To set up this exercise take an Olympic bar and rest one end on a bench. There must be a small weight plate on this end to prevent the bar from falling over the bench when you deadlift it (see picture for set up).
On the other end of the bar, place two Olympic plates with the smooth side facing outwards. Don’t get it the other way around as it totally defeats the purpose of the exercise! You’ll need a collar to stop the plates from moving.
People with a fairly strong grip may be able to start with two 45-pound plates, but we recommend that the average person starts with 35 pounders.
To add weight, use a 10-pound plate first. Then add whatever you want on top of that. This setup is essential for lifters with large hands. You’ll realize why when you try the exercise.
To perform the movement, take a semi-sumo stance (feet just outside the plates). Set up as you would normally for your deadlift: arched lower back, relaxed upper back, and perform your desired number of reps and sets/timed holds."
Holy shit. As soon as I can deadlift more than I can hold, this will be the only grip exercise I will do.
Agreed, I also like pinch grip swings to fry the glutes at the end of a leg day and get some grip work in. I’ve always struggled with the set up for pull throughs and like these better. Wendler called kettlebell swings, I believe “expensive pull throughs”.