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Chris Salvato 09-12-2007 04:45 PM

The Hook Grip
 
I have been trying to incorporate the hook grip into all of my exercises but I feel very uncomfortable on some exercises, such as pullups...

What exercises shoudl the hook grip be used on and what should I avoid using them on?

It just seems like there is a lot of force on my thumb pulling it outward when i try to hang from the bar in a hook grip....and when i start kiipping it feels like its just ripping it out more!

Any advice? :confused:

bklyn_chris

Brandon Oto 09-12-2007 05:00 PM

Re: The Hook Grip
 
It's usually only used on O-lifts and sometimes deadlifts... the only reason I'd be throwing it around when my grip's not totally failing (better to work on your grip strength with a regular hold) would be if I needed to practice using it.

Roark Marsh 09-14-2007 05:49 AM

Re: The Hook Grip
 
I use the hook grip when grip/forearm tension could possibly throw off my form.

In O-lifting I really try to focus on pulling with my hips, arms like strings, and a hook grip lets me keep my arms loose.

On deadlifts I like the grip strengthening that occurs when you use a normal grip, likewise with pullups. The added strength/endurance training that my hands get is a big bonus, and there's no reason to try and mute forearm tension, so no hook grip.

Craig Van De Walker 09-14-2007 06:42 AM

Re: The Hook Grip
 
I have never used or seen hook grip used on pullups. I think I would do some real damage kipping.

Use it for Snatches, Cleans and Deadlifts.

It will hurt for a while until you get used to it.


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