I’m getting seriously mad about this. I’m like 2 weeks, 2.5 weeks in? And my grip is still what fails towards the end of my workout. It’s worse on dead lift day, but it happens even on non-dead lift day to a lesser extent.
dead lifts for 3x5 with 225 (got it!)
overhead press with 140 (missed last rep)
DB Rows 3x8 with 80 (missed last rep)
lunges 3x5 with 45’s (missed a lot–I couldn’t hold the weight)
pullovers 3x10+ with 30
barbell curl 3x8 w/ 95 (attempted, hand shook too bad)
By the end of the rows/start of the lunges my hands were spasming and I couldn’t hold weight for long at all–I’d have to reset every 2-3 reps to get my grip back.
I want good forearms as much as anyone but jesus, I’d like the limits on my rows and lunges to be the target muscles.
What would be more effective: using straps, or adding in direct forearm work to help them catch up? for getting it so they’re not the limit on all my damn lifts. We were never allowed to use wraps in high school or college so I’ve never actually used them. Should I just use them after I start having trouble, or just add forearm work at the end for a few weeks?
On a happy note I just bought a squat rack this morning! It’ll be here in a couple weeks. Yaaaay squats.