|Originally Posted By RatherBeLifting:
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Y'all need to try some straps...I know a lot of guys talk shit about them as they wrap there knees, wrist, belt up, suit up, etc. If your grip isn't tired from rows and pullups you need to be doing more of them and that kills DL grip strength. I usually strap up in the mid 3s...about the time I put on the belt. Also no chalk for me so YMMV.
Rbl, that apex diet....are you losing weight it recomping and hows it going?
Sorry if I seem rather rash tonight
I don't have any hatred for straps. I try to use them sparingly, but I should've had them for that final set. I didn't have straps or chalk with me, I don't like putting chalk in my carry-on bag and I just plain forgot to pack my straps. My view is to chalk up so my grip gets stronger, but then if you're going to deadlift, row, etc, straps help you get those last few sets or reps they are fine with me. I dislike belts more than straps.
I'll let you know on my weight loss Sunday when I go to my home gym and weigh myself. Visually, it appears as if I'm losing weight and I like the direction I'm moving. I look great in the morning when I first wake up.
I'm not trying to get "paper thin and shredded bro", just get a few pounds off so I look good in all the pictures when my daughter starts swim lessons in 4 weeks.
Sounds good.....I may try something like that soon. My weight has stayed right around 200 but its still a bit flabby for me.