I was doing some heavy deads last week and my grip in my left hand almost completely failed. I had the bar gripped tightly with my right and and I almost lost the bar with my left, with it hardly hanging over the tips of my fingers and thumb. What are some things I could do to improve my grip strength so that I don't have to worry about my grip failing?
I have trained for a few years, and my grip couldn't catch up. Some people have bad genetics in that department, and I am one of those people. Strangely enough the best thing I have found to get my grip up to par is hand grippers.
I'd use straps and focus on your grip strength seperately.
You can improve grip strength, but not at the same rate your deadlift strength will improve. Don't let your back suffer because you want to be a badass and not use straps. If you want to keep working on grip strength, do it seperately.
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