Alternate Grip: Which Hand?

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Which hand do you supinate when you use alternate grip?

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Alternate Grip: Which Hand?

Post by TheHeb » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:49 pm

Another thread made me think of this question, and I didn't want to hijack it. When you guys use an alternate grip, say, for the deadlift, which grip do you feel is most comfortable, i.e. which hand feels the most natural to supinate?

It's not really very important, I was just curious because I've read that most right handed lifters like to supinate their left hand, but I supinate my right (and I'm a righty). I think it's because I played Lacrosse in HS and I want to hold the bar like I hold a crosse.


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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:44 am

I tend to supinate my non-dominant hand, but I try to consciously vary it.

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Post by Proper Knob » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:26 am

I supinate my dominant hand, which strangely is the hand that gives way first when i deadlift with my palms facing me (pronate?). Although i did fracture my right elbow earlier this year so that may have something to do with it.

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Post by KPj » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:39 am

I supinate the non dominant hand. My training partner is the opposite.

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Post by Ironman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:02 am

I alternate or at least do it evenly.


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Post by TimD » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:29 am

I quit using the over-under grip a while back. Found that while I could lift more, the over hand grip side had the bar coming in closer to my body, and the underhand grip side was swinging out a bit. I was alternating them for a while, but seeing as I have no intentions of going to a meet anytime soon, or ever, and prefer Olympic pulls off the floor or pins anyway, I stuck wih ove-over and the hook grip
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Post by Pauly420 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:54 pm

ya i mean i read somewhere an alternate group can create imbalance so i figure both overhand was ideal? The grip on both my hands are getting strong really fast.

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Post by Kenny Croxdale » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:33 pm

Jungledoc wrote:I tend to supinate my non-dominant hand, but I try to consciously vary it.
Most individuals supinate their dominate hand. However, I supinate my non-dominate left hand.

While right handed, I have some left handed tendencies such as with deadlifting.

I also deal cards left handed.

Varying it works. However, when maxing out, go with what come natural to you.

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Post by Ironman » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:10 pm

That's how I am too. I'm right handed, but supinating the left feel more natural. Although I do it both ways.

I also am sort of ambidextrous and do some things left handed. I always do a fork right handed so I cut left handed. Yet when I eat finger food, I eat left handed.

When I sit at the computer, I like to pick up my cup with the left hand because I use the mouse with the right. But then in the car, I drive left handed and pick up a cup with the right.

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Post by Jungledoc » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:05 pm

Ironman wrote:Yet when I eat finger food, I eat left handed.
In much of the world this would be considered really gross!

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Post by Stephen Johnson » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:48 pm

I'm an unusual case - I'm right handed, but my left arm is slightly stronger than my right.

I rarely lift really heavy anymore, so I usually deadlift with both hands pronated. But on heavier lifts, my left hand tends to be supinated. Right hand supination feels weird.

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Post by Ironman » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:09 am

Jungledoc wrote:
Ironman wrote:Yet when I eat finger food, I eat left handed.
In much of the world this would be considered really gross!
I'm very glad to have toilet paper and soap. :grin:

It might be nice to have a bidet..... I bet that feels clean and refreshing.....

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Post by Jungledoc » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:46 am

Ironman wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:
Ironman wrote:Yet when I eat finger food, I eat left handed.
In much of the world this would be considered really gross!
I'm very glad to have toilet paper and soap. :grin:

It might be nice to have a bidet..... I bet that feels clean and refreshing.....
Feels wierd. Just wierd. Tried it once. Just once.

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Post by Jungledoc » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:35 am

And in many cultures, even in the face of standards of hygeine that are higher than what you and I probably have, the left hand continues to be unclean symbolically. So even though people know that it's as clean as a hand can be, they would never touch food with it.

I usually eat with both hands at once. Can't get it stuffed in fast enough.

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Post by stuward » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:36 am

There's something sinister about using the left hand.


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