I know this has been done before, but I figure what the heck I'll ask again and give my opinion.
So last night I did deads, and for the first time ever I used straps. I usually do deads 5x5 of 315. So last night I used straps and was able to bump up my weight 350 - 365. It was so much easier, and my back is tired, not sore, but much more tired than normal. So I'm going to have to say that using straps really helps. I know the argument is you don't get a good forearm workout if you use straps, but I work my forearms directly so it shouldn't matter.
I was just wondering if this is how others on this bored feel as well.