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    I'm currently on week 2 of the 3-day hypertrophy program, and so far I'm liking it quite a lot. The longer sets are hard but not too hard, and I feel a lot bigger already. The only problem I have so far (aside from being an overly optimistic idiot and pvershooting the RPE on most of the "upper-body" work) is that RDL's are really hard on my forearms. I can't seem to hold on to the bar for long enough even if I go for a weight that feels a bit too light otherwise.

    What should I do about this? I should probably mention, that so far I've used a double-overhand grip exclusively. So should I take this as an opportunity to learn the hook grip? I tried doing that last week, and was unable to even lift the bar. I also tried alternate grip, and I was just barely able to get finish my sets with it, but it still would have felt like an RPE 7 if grip strength wasn't a factor. So should I just use this to learn new grip techniques and/or work on grip strength, or should I just buy straps.

    I have never had any grip-related problems with my comp deadlifts. I guess being able to put the weight down for a moment between reps helps. I guess it could become a relevant issue in the future though.

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    Use straps for RDLs.
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