Hi all, Long time lurker first time poster!
My grip gives out before my back on deadlift or at least I think. The problem may be with my form as well due to the fact the deadlift is a relatively new excersise to me (Cleans were used when I played football just now transitioning to strength training hoping to power-lift) I have trouble getting the weight off the ground is there something that could help me with this portion of the lift?[/quote]
Not sure anyone is helping you out here, brother…
Not to be sarcastic like the rest of the bunch, but I would HOPE your grip was weaker than your back and legs! Bigger muscles involved and they should be stronger.
Some folks on here might cry heretic if you use straps, or gloves, or hooks, or whatever…but if your goal is to work the muscles intended, I would say USE those tools. However, they are just that - don’t make them a crutch.
You have to work on your grip strength too. Grip strengtheners, rolled up towels, forearm curls, rope rollup dealies with plates on the end (can you tell that’s the technical name) all will help your grip.
I understand your point that you maybe don’t want to wait until your grip is strong enough to really blast your back with deadlifts, but it’s apparent that you need to catch your grip strength up in PARALLEL (not simultaneously) with your deadlifting goals.
That being said, crappy form isn’t going to help you at all. Behold the power of youtube - watch a LOT of videos…ask the other guys at the gym (if you belong to one).