I have a routine that I've been doing for quite a long time now which is powerlifting oriented, it's only 3 days a week : bench, squat, dead basically with a few assistance exercises...Anyways, I stopped deadlifting on fridays and instead added a "beach muscle" type day, but starting last week I decided to add in the deadlifting day and keep my beach muscle day for saturday.. I haven't deadlifted since mid-summer and today I did and pulled 375 3 times, but my grip almost gave out on the 3rd rep. I tried to go up and I'm pretty sure I could have but my grip couldn't hold onto the bar when I added weight . What can I do about this...I know straps would allow me to do them wouldn't they? (I've never used straps, I'd have to buy them & figure out how to use em) or should I start looking into exercises which strengthen my grip?