I have been struggling with this question for a couple weeks and now I think I need to make a decision. Looking for advice so TIA for any replies.
I am training with a 5/3/1 protocol and Ive made great gains and set some PR's in my first 1.5 cycles. My issue has been on deadlift days. I only started deadlifting in the late fall and I have made great gains, it's still no where near my strongest lift which is squats. This morning my last 5/3/1 set was 295 for 8 reps. I am pretty sure I could have gone 1-2 more but I have an early hockey game tonight and I know I would have been gassed if I pushed any further. All told between warm ups and work sets, I did 6 sets of deads.
My assistance exercises on deadlift days are pullups/lat pulls, dumbell kroc rows, and various curls depending on what I feel like doing. The problem for me is that once I finish my deadlifts, my forearms don't have a lot left for my assistance work and typically fail before my back does. I am thinking of trying straps for my assistance lifts or changing my arrangement of assistance lifts in my next cycle so that I dont do any other pulling exercises on deadlift day.