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  • #31
    Lifted today, heavy day for workout "A":

    Deadlift - 375 lbs., 1x1. My grip failed on the 2nd rep. Moved down to 345 lbs., 1x5. Grip barely holding on last couple reps.
    Military press - 105 lbs., 3x5
    Shoulder push ups - 3x5
    Bicep curls - 95 lbs., 3x5

    My deadlift grip issues are infuriating me. My body is capable of lifting the weight, but my grip failing keeps holding me back. I use a mixed grip (AKA over/under), and I don't use straps.

    After I finished my workout, I decided to do a little grip training. I warmed up by holding a barbell with 95 lbs. with a double overhand grip for as long as I could. Then I deadlifted 295 lbs. using a mixed grip and held on for as long as possible. I'll figure out a more regular program in the next couple days. I really need to get my grip strength to catch up.
    "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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    • #32
      Originally posted by skorpion317 View Post
      Lifted today, heavy day for workout "A":

      Deadlift - 375 lbs., 1x1. My grip failed on the 2nd rep. Moved down to 345 lbs., 1x5. Grip barely holding on last couple reps.
      Military press - 105 lbs., 3x5
      Shoulder push ups - 3x5
      Bicep curls - 95 lbs., 3x5

      My deadlift grip issues are infuriating me. My body is capable of lifting the weight, but my grip failing keeps holding me back. I use a mixed grip (AKA over/under), and I don't use straps.

      After I finished my workout, I decided to do a little grip training. I warmed up by holding a barbell with 95 lbs. with a double overhand grip for as long as I could. Then I deadlifted 295 lbs. using a mixed grip and held on for as long as possible. I'll figure out a more regular program in the next couple days. I really need to get my grip strength to catch up.
      Try Farmer's carries - that's supposed to improve grip strength.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Lynna View Post
        Try Farmer's carries - that's supposed to improve grip strength.
        Unfortunately, I don't have anything heavy enough to really strengthen my grip. I have a set of adjustable dumbbells that goes up to 52.5 lbs. per dumbbell. I need something heavier.
        "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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        • #34
          Since I don't know what sort of equipment you have (a rack or rubber plates would make it a lot easier), a few suggestions:

          - Heavy Shrugs or rack pulls
          - Load up the bar and just hold it for time
          - Hang from a pull up bar for time (advanced level do it with one hand or with the hands at different levels)
          turquoisepassion - I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Grafter View Post
            - Hang from a pull up bar for time (advanced level do it with one hand or with the hands at different levels)
            I can attest to this increasing grip strength. I would also recommend this:



            When I do it I usually put the towel hand a little lower, but I guess that is a preference thing.
            The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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            • #36
              Lifted today, workout "B":

              Volume day for bench press
              Bench - 175 lbs. (1x10), 185 lbs. (2x8)
              Squat - 280 lbs. (1x5), 295 lbs. (2x3)
              Bent-over row - 160 lbs. (3x5)
              Tricep extensions - 95 lbs. (3x5)

              Still progressing with my squat. We'll find out if the volume work has paid off for my bench press next week.
              "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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              • #37
                Sprint day today, ten 100-yard sprints.

                End of Week 3 update!

                5/27 - 190.6 lbs.
                5/29 - 189.2 lbs.
                5/31 - 187.2 lbs.
                6/2 - 185.4 lbs.

                Here's some comparison pics, the left (191.6 lbs.) from the end of the first week, the right (185.4 lbs.) from today:



                "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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                • #38
                  Made it under 185 lbs. finally - 184.6 on June 3rd. I then promptly erased my progress over the last 3 weeks with 3 SAD cheat meals. Back up to 197 lbs....dammit.

                  Back to steak and eggs today.
                  "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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                  • #39
                    You didn't gain 12 lbs in 3 days...it's all water weight (maybe you might have gained 1 lb). Just eat VLC and primal and you'll lose the water weight again.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
                      You didn't gain 12 lbs in 3 days...it's all water weight (maybe you might have gained 1 lb). Just eat VLC and primal and you'll lose the water weight again.
                      Yeah, I figured that. I've refrained from salting my steak and eggs, and haven't used hot sauce (which has plenty of sodium) to help speed the process along.
                      "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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