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TickTockIconAxle Deadlift - help needed12-04-2012 @ 10:19 
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Hi everybody,

I am doing yorkshires strongest novice at the end of may.

Attempted the axle deadlift Goethe first time last time and really struggled with weight when above 170. Managed to do 7 reps at this weight after attempting 190

Was using overhand grip with wraps any ideas on how to improve this? Would a mixed grip be better?

Cheers in advance
Ben
MrSmallIcon...12-04-2012 @ 10:21 
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are you wrapping your straps over and around, or are you wrapping them from your palm side back in towards your hand? the second option is usually best.
TickTockIcon...12-04-2012 @ 10:35 
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Palm side under the bar and around
slimsimIcon...12-04-2012 @ 10:52 
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Hi Ben,

You really shouldn't be struggling with your grip if you're using straps, unless they are really short ones. Personally, I prefer to use a double overhand grip with straps as it ensures my back/shoulders are in alignment.

As Smalls says, you are wrapping the straps the opposite way around the bar to your hands aren't you?
mikex101Icon...12-04-2012 @ 10:56 
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you sure your strapping correctly?

make sure the straps go from your wrist, the opposite way around the bar to the line of your fingers. if that makes sense?

like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv_ibNvIoog
TickTockIcon...12-04-2012 @ 12:16 
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Yeh that's the way I'm using the straps and there the strengthshop own ones, it was my first timeusing straps so might be something I need to work on,

Thanks for the advice guys
bigdave30Icon...12-04-2012 @ 15:03 
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hav u got good access 2 an axle bar?? i didn b4 my comp and worried bout it.. i invested in a pair of fat gripz and every form of deadlift i did leading up2 the comp i used them, it did the trick anyway.. but like the boys hav already said, u shouln b struggling at all, plenty of chalk, good long straps and ur good 2 go...
TickTockIcon...12-04-2012 @ 15:51 
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Yeh have access to an axle at the gym I train at.

I'll just keep going as I'm sure I should be able to do it just needget used to it
leeboyIcon...12-04-2012 @ 19:58 
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you sure it going straight down and under the bar? dont see how you could dead lift 240 but struggle with this weight on an axle. it been said but maybe they are a bit short to get right round the axle
drewIcon...12-04-2012 @ 20:03 
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Your holding on still right and not just expecting the straps to magically stay
LeedsMiniPowerIcon...18-04-2012 @ 14:35 
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Maybe try it without straps?, i have only done axle deads twice but prefer doing it without straps. Just a thought
walkerIcon...18-04-2012 @ 23:32 
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LeedsMiniPower said:Maybe try it without straps?, i have only done axle deads twice but prefer doing it without straps. Just a thought


Would you say that now after today..? A lot easier with the straps after a couple of times. We used them today without putting thumbs around the bar and it was much easier. It's a different pull to an Oly bar.
RodgerIcon...23-04-2013 @ 13:56 
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Can anyone recomment decent straps for use with axles?
Strengthshop Iron mind are 18 - is this normal sort of price?
VanillaGorillaIcon...23-04-2013 @ 14:05 
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TickTock said:Palm side under the bar and around


See that sounds the wrong way round to me. Rather than the ambiguity of palm side etc, the straps should go between you and the bar and wrap around underneath and away from you. In other words they should be going the opposite way round the bar to your hands starting at the wrist. This provides reverse torque as your thumb does with a hook grip.
VanillaGorillaIcon...23-04-2013 @ 14:06 
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Rodger said:Can anyone recomment decent straps for use with axles?
Strengthshop Iron mind are 18 - is this normal sort of price?


Zuluglove. Very long, wide, strong and well priced. (I wouldn't bother with the ones with rubber strips, they wear away and are not needed anyway))

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