Thread: The Hook Grip
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:49 AM   #3
Roark Marsh
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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.
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