CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
John Seiler
Affiliate John Seiler is offline
 
John Seiler's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Louis  MO
Posts: 1,687
This probably sounds a bit goofy but I have short thumbs. Besides making me a lousy hitchhiker, it makes it tough on my hook grip. I can only get my forefinger over the thumb and it really doesn't feel very secure. I guess I don't really have any problem using straps but I'd prefer not to if possible. Should I get a 15kg bar? Will my thumbs adapt if I just keep after it? Is this just a stupid post? I feel like it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
ersoy kum
 
Profile:  
Posts: n/a
not a stupid question, i too am a recent member,and have a similar problem securing a good hook grip.
My grip is very poor especially during deadlifts.But for deadlifts i found that using a reverse grip increased my lifting capacity by 20kg(44lbs)immediately!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 07:39 PM   #3
Lincoln Brigham
Member Lincoln Brigham is offline
 
Lincoln Brigham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kirkland  WA
Posts: 3,987
http://www.marunde-muscle.com/fitnes...hook_grip.html

http://crossfitsedona.com/Images/Adr...pOneFinger.jpg

It takes practice. I knew a guy 4'3" who used a hook grip, so can you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 07:47 PM   #4
John Seiler
Affiliate John Seiler is offline
 
John Seiler's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Louis  MO
Posts: 1,687
Thanks Lincoln! I'll keep after it!
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Numbness in thumbs when performing OHS Mike Lane Injuries 1 04-17-2007 10:08 AM
Taping the thumbs for the hook grip; Ross Hunt Exercises 8 12-21-2005 04:48 PM
Pullups -- thumbs and grip width John Frazer Exercises 5 11-13-2005 10:12 PM
MU grips.. Noah Silverman Exercises 5 12-02-2004 09:13 AM
Grips John de la Garza Equipment 6 09-21-2004 04:13 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.