Hey, I've been looking around for a while now and I very recently started lifting seriously. One of the problems I've come across is that well, my grip sucks. I can maintain grip long enough to do a good amount of pullups (20~) but for some reason when it comes to the dead lift I just can't hang on. Earlier today I was trying to see what my one rep max is and I was having trouble locking out 265. I failed repeatedly before being able to do it, my main trouble was well.. my grip. About 4/5 of the way up through the lift the bar would start to slip and I would lose concentration, ruining my attempt.
I think the lack of grip is making it harder for me to train my actual muscles since I keep having to stop 3/4 of the way through the motion. I think its also having a negative effect on my 1 rep max, since I wasn't having that much of a problem with the actual strength part of the lift.
I was wondering if you guys had any tips on how to improve grip strength pretty quickly, or will it come on its own if I keep deadlifting.
Should I just train at say 210-2 in a 10x3 format and hope my grip comes, or is there any easier way. I'd like to stay away from using gloves or straps of any kind. Thanks in advance for any help you guys might have.