Stronger by Science is a great reference for anyone who wants to learn more about lifting. Which in my opinion should be anyone who lifts. Honestly, I’m with Greg Nuckols on this unless you’re actively training to be a Power Lifter and you need the Big Three lifts what does it matter if you’re using alternative… Read more
I switched to them as well since I think it just works better for my body type and goals. Greg Nuckols wrote a pretty thorough article on why Trap Bar Deadlifts may work better for non power-lifters. https://www.strongerbyscience.com/trap-bar-deadlifts/
Slightly on topic but recently my gym got a second trap bar, one for personal training and one for wild use and I could not be happier. Really not a fan of traditional deadlifts due to my height but the Trap Bar Deadlift works so much better for my unique structure. So being able to do them more consistently (people… Read more
Hell yeah! I love deadlifts! When less weight is harder work it can be quite effective. Don’t forget to stretch those hamstrings after.
You didn’t fail, you were just delayed in succeeding. Happens, keep at it!
Chalk helps with grip, but the way that it helps can actually help you build a stronger grip by allowing you to go train longer and hold the bar (or another object) more tightly without providing an artificial support like straps.
The additional grip you get from chalk is primarily because it absorbs moisture and… Read more
I just rub my hands on the chalk board at my gym. There is usually junk written up there somewhere so I do not think anyone minds. I only use/need it when I heavy dead lift.
I found "none of the above" in my workout routine 😁 so it will continue to be sans-belt for this old white man.
A member at my gym brought in a new-to-us grip attachment for the cable systems last year, and left it for about a week. Everyone went ape-shit over it after trying it, but then he returned and reclaimed it. Upon googling it and finding the seller, I discovered it was a small but very cool company making ergonomic… Read more