I just started WBB#1 yesterday, and it is awesome... completely different than the routine I've had for the past three months. One issue I have with the prescribed back routine is grip strength. I haven't lifted with straps in a long time, and yesterday was no different. My grip is giving out with much lower weight than I know my back can handle.

So here's the million dollar question: should I lift with straps so I can go heavy, or should I lift without and wait for my grip strength to catch up? Or, should I alternate weeks and do heavy lifts one week with straps and then lighter weight without straps the next week?

Thanks for your help, and thanks for a routine that shows a lot of potential!