I was thinking about using some wrist straps for my deadlifts/rackpulls/grip exercises.
After a few sets of pulling exercises my grip starts to become a little weak and I can't really hold on to the bar, so I was wondering what the opinions were on using straps once my grip dies. I just don't want to screw up my DL when I know I can get another few reps out of it when it's just my grip that can't keep up.
If I get some, I don't plan on using them all the time at all. The only time my grip gives out is during deads or similar heavy exercises.
And a couple of other questions... When I go very heavy on my bench, it feels like I bruise my palms. Other than getting a pair of gloves, is there a way to remedy this?
And does anyone notice blisters on your hands to become less of a problem as time goes by? I get some pretty wicked blisters from deads. The dead skin is beginning to feel like plastic, and I can literally cut it with a razorblade with no pain. I don't mind that they're there, but hopefully they will grow thicker to guard against blisters. Any insight?