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Unread 12-08-2017, 08:36 PM
farrenator farrenator is offline
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Default Snatch grip deadlift

Any truth to the contention that snatch grip DL targets hamstrings more than conventional DL? As I get older I am looking for ways to use technique to better target muscles rather than just piling on more weight. E.g. I mostly front squat these days rather than back squat for quad development.
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Unread 12-09-2017, 05:18 AM
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Some causality:
- The wider the grip
- The lower you have to go to reach the bar.
- The larger the range of motion becomes.
- The more difficult it becomes to use quads.
- The more you ask from your posterior chain.
- Hence, the more you MAY use your hamstrings.

Although it will probably be harder to overload, a wide grip dead lift may also be good for your upper back.
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Unread 12-09-2017, 07:12 AM
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Makes sense, thanks. Harder to overload because of grip? I have straps and have had to use them in the past when I did these on occasion.

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Some causality:
- The wider the grip
- The lower you have to go to reach the bar.
- The larger the range of motion becomes.
- The more difficult it becomes to use quads.
- The more you ask from your posterior chain.
- Hence, the more you MAY use your hamstrings.

Although it will probably be harder to overload, a wide grip dead lift may also be good for your upper back.
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Harder to overload because of the increased range of motion. With straps, grip will probably not be an issue. However, there will be more stress on the wrists because of the diagonal force. Probably nothing to worry about right now.
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