Hi, I've been deadlifting for just over a month now. I started at 130 and now i'm at 250, I've progressed rapidly. The problem is I have a slight frame, I weigh only 135 and I am very proportionate so I only have little hands. I do a 5x5 split and last week I managed to lift 250 for 5 but this week my grip gave out and I only managed 3 (I had done some heavy rows before, last week I did it the other way round).
My question is, am I at a severe disadvantage because of my small hands, or can I still get really good grip strength? I'm trying to get hold of a Captain of Crush gripper which I hope will help. I guess part of the problem is that I may have progressed too rapidly wih regards to back development and not grip.
Have any of you had this problem and overcome it?
Also I'm not using a belt, should I?