I just starting working out, and today I did the biggest weigth on my deadlifts so far.
I started out with 3x10 @ 50 lb just to get used to the move.
I’ve been adding 10-20 lbs each week. Today, I did 140lbs (2X45 plates + 2x25 plates)…plus whatever the bar weighs. I think the bar is like 20 lbs at least.
Anyway, that was actually only one set of 5 lifts. By the 5th, I felt like I was going to drop the whole thing. So I took off the 25s and put on 2X15’s. That was the only way I felt safe finishing my other two sets.
Is this normal? My hands stay kind of locked in the same position after I put the bar down and I have to kinf of unroll them.
I feel like I can probably do heavier weight, but I’m afraid my wrists will get hurt.
Is there something I can do to help strenghten my wrists or grip to help me lift heavier?