My deadlifting goal for my first year of training is 405lbs (been training for 10 months), for the last few weeks I had been trying to lift 375 but to no avail due to grip issues. So, I decided to have a go with straps and pulled it pretty easily, so much so that I think I can get the 405 on Friday.
I just feel like it will be cheapened by the fact that I used straps. Do you think straps are ok for hitting heavy singles or should I focus on getting my grip up? I never used straps before because of this reason, but I guess I'm training my back primarily so does it really matter?
I weigh 167lbs at 5'8.