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Feb 25, 2008
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Fitness equipment stores (non-Amazon)

I am trying to stay away from Amazon but I am having trouble finding deadlift straps. I've checked the play it again nearby and fitness depot.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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May 17, 2004
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There's a few places that sell them:

Popeye's: https://www.popeyescanada.com/popeyes_g ... black.html
Treadmill Factory: https://www.treadmillfactory.ca/catalog ... ing+straps
Walmart: https://www.walmart.ca/search/lifting%2 ... lsrc=aw.ds

No idea how much you're lifting, but most people lifting recreationally would be better off not using straps. Using straps takes away an opportunity to improve your grip strength. So instead of training your grip to be stronger, you're making your lift easier to hold.

The argument is often that people don't want to limit the amount that they're deadlifting, but healthy adult males shouldn't have much trouble holding developing the strength holding onto 300 lbs double overhand, or 400 lbs mixed grip.

Here's video of me doing 345 lbs DO, almost getting 355, and getting 375 with a mixed grip:
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bdckr wrote: There's a few places that sell them:

Popeye's: https://www.popeyescanada.com/popeyes_g ... black.html
Treadmill Factory: https://www.treadmillfactory.ca/catalog ... ing+straps
Walmart: https://www.walmart.ca/search/lifting%2 ... lsrc=aw.ds

No idea how much you're lifting, but most people lifting recreationally would be better off not using straps. Using straps takes away an opportunity to improve your grip strength. So instead of training your grip to be stronger, you're making your lift easier to hold.

The argument is often that people don't want to limit the amount that they're deadlifting, but healthy adult males shouldn't have much trouble holding developing the strength holding onto 300 lbs double overhand, or 400 lbs mixed grip.

Here's video of me doing 345 lbs DO, almost getting 355, and getting 375 with a mixed grip:
Thanks for the links.

Right now I do 315lbs but I have to use mixed grip which I'd rather not use. I don't know why my grip strength lags behind; I used to climb. Nevertheless I can't double check overhand grip what I currently deadlift, hence the need for straps.
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dowlmane wrote: Thanks for the links.

Right now I do 315lbs but I have to use mixed grip which I'd rather not use. I don't know why my grip strength lags behind; I used to climb. Nevertheless I can't double check overhand grip what I currently deadlift, hence the need for straps.
Open hand grip (climbing) is different from support grip (deadlift).

Mixed grip isn't awful. You might have heard of people using mixed grip tearing their biceps tendon (on the palm up hand), but it's relatively rare, involving weights a lot bigger than 315. If you're worried about favouring and training one side over the other, just switch the over/under hands with the next set.

Unless you make an effort to train your grip outside of deadlifts, then using straps limits your grip development.

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Double overhand hookgrip with chalk.

I never had an issue with grip strength... and I can do 4 plates for reps without issue. I just stopped going north of 405 on deads. Not worth it for me if you're not competing in powerlifting.

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