Grip strength and unilateral movements

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    Kuba
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    Hello!

    I’m just after my first pull workout from the PPL program (love the app btw) and have some questions in terms of practicality.

    First of all, my grip is laughably weak. I’m a beginner, my lifts are nowhere near something worth noticing in terms of weight, but with slow and controlled manner of Joe’s technique, I know my fingers give up before the targeted muscles. I have straps and will use them, but I’m afraid of ending up with being able to row 225 for 8 reps without being able to get groceries bag to my car (extreme example, it is not that bad). Should I do something like warming up without straps and then working sets with straps? I want my grip strength to improve, but right now I know I have at least 2 more reps in me if it wasn’t the limiting factor.

    Second thing is unilateral movements like single arm pull and curl. Love the movements, but for some reason my left side is significantly stronger than right – left hand can do around 2 more reps with the same weight than right before reaching similar point of exhaustion of targeted muscles. I’m fairly sure that form is good and the same on both sides. My question is – should I go with both sides to failure even with difference in rep numbers or should I go with weaker side first and then top the left one at the same number of reps (even though it is not as close to failure) to allow the right side to catch up?

    Thanks for your time!
    Kuba

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    Joe
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    #223888
    Kuba
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    Thanks a lot for taking your time to reply. I’ll check the instagram post, sorry I’ve missed it before asking the question. Thanks for your tips

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