I have been working deadlift for about 5 weeks now,have been lifting for over 15 months solid doing chest, biceps, abs and working in cardio as well. 1st time doing deadlift I hit 300 pounds, which I am assuming for someone that hits 305 on the bench is not very good. Anyway I have gotten up to 315 so far, but my problem is with a mixed grip my left hand starts to slip with more weight. I know I can deadlift way more than I am,but my grip sucks. So my question would anyone reccomend the use of lifting straps on the heavier sets, so I am able to get my full potential, cause yeterday I couldnt even get my 3rd set because going up my hand kept slipping before I locked out kept trying but same result. When it comes to chest or biceps I always get all my working sets. So it was frustraiting as hell to not get my 3rd. I would appreciate any feedback on the situation.
If you are not powerlifting there is nothing wrong with straps. Just try to use them on your heaviest set so that your grip gets better.
man if i were you i'd concentrate more on improving my grip rather than using straps, which in a sense hinders your grips. try farmers walks, plate pinches, and wrist curls to strengthen your grip and forearms.
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
no back? no squats? looks like you need a new routine.
but for grip...do you use chalk? gloves? but to improve grip, try what lones provided.
the only time i use straps for deads is when im doing Romainian Deadlifts, and i usually dont use straps because i rarely have access to them. I wouldnt use them unless your doing RDL's
Yeah I havent worked in squats yet. I workout at home. I have turned my spare bedroom into a weight room. But I dont have a rack for squats, I have olympic sized bench, incline, curl bar and 330 pounds of weight, but you know I make do with what I've got I would love to be able to work squats in I am just not sure of a safe way to do that without a rack. Anyway as far as gloves go I use them, but they seem to be hurting my grip rather than helping it. And as far as chalk I just got some today so I will see how that works.
Try some chalk. I was having a lot of trouble increasing weight on dead's for a long time - my grip just couldn't keep up with the rest of me. I was able to rep nearly 25lbs more the 1st time I used chalk.
31 years old
Bench 225lbs x 4
Squat 255lbs x 3
Deadlift 315lbs x 3
Thanks for all the feedback guys.