Hey guys, I guess I’ll give a little background before I get to my question. I’m 37 and have been doing SL 5x5 since the beginning of February. I’m pretty happy with it, as I really haven’t lifted much with free weights since college. I’m relatively weak, I think, but that’s not important to me. I know I’ll get stronger in time. I hadn’t gotten stuck on any lifts until Wednesday when I couldn’t get all my reps on OHP at 125 lbs.
Anyway, Wednesday also had me dead lifting 245 lbs for 1x5. It wasn’t terribly heavy, but I felt like my grip was giving out before my strength. So my question, at long last, is this. What are some exercises or suggestions to use for developing more grip strength? I want to start working on this ASAP since the weights are only going to get heavier. Monday I’ll be DL ing 255 x 5.
Thanks in advance, and this site is awesome btw!