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Old 07-11-2009, 09:00 AM   #442
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Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

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Originally Posted by S. Kyle Smith View Post
quick question that I haven't seen/found answered yet:

on deadlift, I can handle a considerable amount more with a mixed grip than I can using the hook grip. I've also read that the hook is a more "preferred" grip since it translates well into heavier loads on lifts like the clean and snatch. when I start my CFSB cycle, should I use the hook grip and go lighter on the weight to build that up or should I stick with the mixed grip and go for the big weights? or maybe a compromise, use the mixed grip for the ME and use the hook grip on the high rep sets?
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Originally Posted by Eddie Watts View Post
double over hand and hook grip are not the same thing though.

i think?!
right- hook grip notes the pinning of the thump with the other fingers. Grip had always been my limiting factor on DL. I have exceedingly small hands for a guy(watch it). I dedicated myself to getting comfortable with the hook grip and now only have to go switch on my 1 RM lifts. This I believe is more mental than anything else.
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