i find lunging big weights my grip goes before my legs do. the dumbbells with the diamond cross hatching on the grip are much better so i just push it as far as i can. i do over under on deads but alternate on each set so it is not the same hand over or under each time. other than that, just practise. you can also wear gloves.Do any of you ladies have problems with your grip strength as well? When I am deadlifting I could quite comfortably lift around 40kg or sometimes more but I have to stop after 3-4 reps because my grip starts to loosen. I tried one of those grip thingies but this does not work for me. I am now trying to strengthen my grip with a power ball but perhaps you know better ways of improving it?