I used to use straps, but haven't for the past year and a half or so. I guess the thing that keeps me strapless is that would become a variable for me on meet day (should I ever compete). I'd like to be able to go into the meet having dress rehearsed everything dozens of times. The flip side of the coin is that in a PL meet, you're looking at pulling a single rep. Whereas my current training is almost all medium to low rep work. I find that my grip has NEVER failed on the initial pull, but as I've gotten deeper into a set.
Very good opening post BTB, and very good discussion everyone!
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