OK, my grip failed at 375. Twice.
First with a hook grip, then with mixed.
Went back down to 350 and pulled 5 singles.
What’s the advice on grip training?
I probably would’ve made the lifts otherwise.[/quote]
Does your gym have a fat bar? If so, doing DLs, rows, and pull-ups w/ the fat grip does wonders for one’s grip. Also, farmers walks and plate-pinches help alot too. I know, it is bitching-out, but you might want to use straps so that you can have the satisfaction of pulling 500lbs first, and then work up to it without straps.
I used straps the first time I pulled 500. It gave me the confidence that my posterior chain was up to the task, and then I worked on my grip a shitload through fat bar use. Now I can hold a shitload. I am sure that you have read Cressey’s recent 3-part DL series. If not, memmorize it. It is a fucking masterpiece. Best of luck.
p.s. If yur gym doesn’t have a fat bar, wrap two small towels (or one big one) around a normal bar.