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When you start out deadlifting, you'll probably learn to grip with a double overhand grip. This is pretty much the standard. However, as your weight increases, you're going to want something that can grip the barbell a bit better. It really is a matter of preference. There's no magic weight as to when you should switch up your grip (although you'll have people who will tell you there is one). Anyway, the hook grip and the mixed grip may be the better way to grip the deadlift if you're dealing with a heavy deadlift load.
Alright my buff animals, here's 3 grips for deadlifts!

Double Overhand Grip

For the double overhand grip, both palms will be faced toward you. This is the standard, or the default grip. Since there is no magic number in weight as to when you should go onto a mixed ora hooked grip, you need to make that call for yourself. If you start to lose control of your grip and the bar wants to leave your hands when you're lifting, it's probably time to switch up our your grip to mixed or hook.

Mixed Grip

The mixed grip is when one palm is facing you, and the other is facing away from you. It doesn't matter which palm is facing which way, as long as they are mixed. And you can always switch it up whenever your buff heart desires. The mixed grip provides a more stable grip than the double overhand grip, especially as the weight becomes heavier.

Hook Grip

The hook grip is like a double overhand grip -- both palms will be facing you. The difference with this grip is that you'll be trapping your thumb in between the bar and the first couple of fingers. This creates a hook. This hook may feel uncomfortable at first, but over time, you'll get used to it. This grip is also much more efficient than the double overhand grip for heavier weights.

Which deadlift grip do you prefer?

I prefer mixed!
For measuring 1RM of deadlift, I use mixed but for do or training clean or snatch I always use hookgrip :)
I'm using all of them for respective purpose. Normally hook grip, double over hand for training grip and mixed grip or alternative grip for measuring 1RM. Mixed grip brought always more weight to me.
@alywoah For sure! I would not have expected a mixed grip to help me pull a bit more!
You'll probably be able to pull a bit more with a mixed grip. I know that for deadlifts, if I use the double overhand grip going over 200lbs, the bar is just going to roll out of my hands, even with chalk. Definitely try it let me know how it goes !!!! @mchlyang
I def prefer the double overhand but I should def give a mixed grip a shot. I feel like I have more strength on my right side.
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