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.