3 different types of deadlift grips to choose from:
1.) Double over-hand grip: This grip is great when working with lower intensities and high volume. However when working with very high intensities as you fatigue grip becomes a limiting factor. In which this case the barbell can slip through your hands/roll out. Your thumbs should be wrapped around your fingers making a fist.
2.) Over-under grip: A more secure grip allowing you to lift more weight as it prevents the barbell to slip out of your hands. One hand faces you and the other hand faces the other way. Its not a bad idea to alternate which hand goes over/under in your workouts to stay balanced. I feel like if youre doing accessory work its not at all a problem. This is my grip of choice.
3.) Hook Grip: Typically used by olympic weightlifters for the snatch and clean. Its an even more secure grip but takes some time to build a tolerance for it. For this grip your thumb goes underneath your fingers unlike double overhand where thumb goes on top of your fingers. Your first two fingers will mostly be pressing down on your thumbs.
Which grip do you prefer?
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