On Sunday I was deadlifting heavy (at least for me). It was a new weight and well above my previous 7 RM. I had a great deal of trouble keeping the bar in my hands. I don’t necessarily think this is a problem with my grip strength although it might be. The knurling on the bar was pretty worn down and my palms were sweating something fierce.
At any rate, my gym forbids chalk. Although, it is a laid back college gym so if I cleaned up after myself, I might be able to get away with it.
However, is there an alternative that would improve my ability to grip the bar without using straps?
Would lifting gloves help?
I’m not sure how I managed to post this in strength sports. However, advice is still appreciated.