Quote Originally Posted by draino View Post
isnt part of the dead lift supposed to be grip strength though? thats what is great about that lift. it works forearms, lower back, traps, biceps, core, legs ...
Quote Originally Posted by FlakeyFool View Post
Dont use them
agree for the most part.

my grip is very week. i do deads on back day, with the main focus on it improving my back. i dont really do deads for legs, forearms etc. i just want more thickness..

however, my grip/forearm has fallen very far behind, has well has my core.

so, i ditched them. i dont use straps, except MAYBE, occasionaly on my last set of deads, or my first heavy sets of db rows.

besides that, i quite using straps or a belt. ive had to go ALOT lighter, but its increasing steadily.