I haven't been training grip for too long, probably a month or two and I haven't prioritized it because I thought it would gradually go up but truthfully I haven't given it enough time. Hopefully it'll pick up though. Thanks for all the feedback everyone.
One more question though, since the meet bar will more than likely be easier to hold on to, how much should I take that into account for my opening lift? My goal is to pull 455 with the bar I'm using now before meet time and to pull 500 with straps a week out (I know its not really important because if you can't hold onto it, it's not a real DL but just for my own personal satisfaction I want to pull 500 with straps).
So say I'm pulling 500 with straps 2 weeks out and 455 without straps with my normal bar/setup, then what would yall recommend for a good opener? I've been set on just pulling 405 for an opener (which I can get 4 times without straps) but if I can pull what I just mentioned in two weeks and the meet bar should be a little easier to hold onto then what are your recommendations?
I don't want to start at 405 when I might be able to pull 470 since I probably won't go that high if I start so low. Then again, I don't want to start 405, then go 455 and not be able to hold onto it.