1. Beggs 2011 study on “Muscle Activation And Kinematics During The Deadlift” found that there is more lats activation if one is using an overhand position.
2. The study also found the deadlift lifting using the underhand position does activate the lats but it also resulted in greater biceps activation.
3. Beggs also recommend lifters to alternate their grip to prevent muscle imbalances.
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