Link to Proper Grip Technique Anyone?

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    May 11, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    I've always used lifting gloves, but lately I've noticed my forearms were atrophying. They got to the point where they hurt so much that I wanted to do something about it.

    I got a spring loaded grip trainer and now the pain is gone. Last week I forgot my lifting gloves so I just toughed it out. I realized that I have to hold a really tight grip or I can't do the amount of weight I typically do (I do strength training, ie very heavy weight near my 1 RM for most things).

    Anyhow, is there a way of holding the bar, during a deadlift for example, such that it is secure and it doesn't feel like you're destroying your hands? Or are calluses just something that goes with barehand training?

    Like, if I hold it the way I think I'm supposed to hold it, the skin near my fingers gets compressed and pinched till it dies and necrotizes due to compression and asphyxiation. What a waste of cells! (Although I guess the keritinization of my feet is no different...) If I hold it such that I push that skin in (bar doesn't push skin toward my fingers), then my fingers have to do way more of the grip and the grip is weaker.

    Or should I just continue using my grip trainer, that adjusts from 20-90 lbs (I'm on about 50 lbs since starting 3 weeks ago, which is a huge improvement from not being able to squeeze the 20 lb setting), and continue wearing lifting gloves? I'm thinking of just wearing the lifting gloves.

    Could someone link to grip technique video/description?
  • rafiki87

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    Sep 16, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    Hook grip, chalk and maybe lift straps!