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Narrow Grip Deadlift Question...

Post by js2003 » Sat May 06, 2006 8:52 am

Someone suggested doing a narrower grip on the deadlift to get stronger on the lower back. My questions are is this true and how narrow should I be gripping the bar.
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Re: Narrow Grip Deadlift Question...

Post by Stephen Johnson » Sat May 06, 2006 9:07 am

js2003 wrote:Someone suggested doing a narrower grip on the deadlift to get stronger on the lower back. My questions are is this true and how narrow should I be gripping the bar.
All deadlift forms will strengthen the lower back.

For a sumo-style deadlift you could have your hands touching, if you wanted. But for a conventional deadlift, they have to be at least outside the legs.

In my current workout, I'm using a wide (snatch) grip deadlift off a 4-6" box to emphasize my rear chain more.

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