Originally Posted by thumpinos
I might give this a try. Can I use a lifting strap?
If you mean use it for assistance as in a normal DL situation; then the answer is no.
If you mean, use the strap as the lifting rigging, without getting any "assistance" in terms of strength from it, then yes.
The only part to take all the strain and have contact with the bar/rigging is the middle-finger, no other assistance permitted. Weight belt, on the other hand, that's fine.