I’m getting heavier on my deadlift reps using a double overhand grip. I’m cautious about switching to a mixed grip too early, because I don’t want to lose out on grip strength development as well.
Typically when I do my deadlift sets (3 sets of 6, rest pause), I do them touch and go, but as I’ve gotten heavier, I find my grip slipping on the 4th or 5th rep of each set. I can get through the first set hanging on for dear life, but I keep losing the bar on the second set.
Maybe it’s just my ego talking, but I don’t know if I should count the reps I do that aren’t touch and go (IE I reset my grip). The weight moves well once I reset my grip, and I can cleanly pull it, but I’m getting frustrated that I can’t finish the first 2x6 with all reps touch and go. Is that just stupid headgames, or is there a legitimate concern about having to reset?
My rest pause set (3rd) I typically switch to a mixed grip, and I have no issues completing a total of 12 reps.
I’m working my weights back up after a 6 month layoff, and I’m currently pulling 315 in my sets. It’s especially frustrating because I was pulling 315 for 12 with no grip issues before my lay off.