I prefer chalk 1000 times over gloves, personally, but neither gym I use permits chalk use. I try to go bare hands as long as possible, then go to straps when my grip starts going from sweat/fatigue. I just don’t like the feel of gloves at all
Trying to add to discussion not hijack…
but I’m wondering is there any obvious choice between straps vs. mixed grip when doing heavy deads? For the record, not really feelings gloves, so between those 2?
and yes I’ve tried just “not being a pussy”…but it doesn’t work over 85-90%+ 1RM[/quote]
if “not being a pussy” isn’t working for you…then that can only mean one thing… lol jk
I prefer straps to mixed grip, sometimes straps w/mixed grip. I can lift more with straps than I can with mixed grip is probably why. lol