I had a very frustrating back training session tonight when I missed more than one deadlift due to a very sweaty grip. My grip is strong enough when it’s dry (I use a mixed grip) but it’s really warming up down here and the room gets quite humid.
I have straps and while I train on my own, I’ve been shown a couple of times how to use them but for the life of me, I can’t get them to make the lift any easier. In fact, if anything, they make it more difficult for me. I only ever try them when my grip is going.
This is how I’ve tried:
- Loop over my wrist pointing thumbwards or under my wrist pointing outwards or the opposite combos.
- Tighten the weaker hand strap with my stronger hand then do the stronger one by itself. I’ve tried the strap wrapping under the bar towards me and over the bar away from me.
Am I the only idiot who struggles to make them work? It is SO frustrating missing lifts due to a small thing.
Also, no chalk because I lift in a carpeted spare bedroom.
Thanks for any tips in advance.