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Old 02-03-2010, 01:43 PM   #11
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Re: Straight Leg Deadlift Grip

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I'd hazard a guess that you are bending the elbow of the arm that is facing forward. Stop doing that
Thanks Jamie. That may well be the case. I'll try that.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:27 PM   #12
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Re: Straight Leg Deadlift Grip

If you don't want to deal with the pain of getting used to hook grip, just use straps. I assume you are doing heavier conventional deadlifts right? Use those to train grip at maximal weights and strap up on the SLDL.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:30 PM   #13
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Maybe I'll try that then.

I attempted the hook grip this morning and with only like 225 lbs it was incredibly painful on my thumbs. I have no idea how anyone could lift serious weight with that grip. Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but i followed the instructions on that link above.....
Well, I've pulled over 700 lbs with a hook grip. Your hands get used to it after a while. When I first did them it hurt me like heck as well. Just use a mixed grip and get a little chalk. You will have no more problems.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #14
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Well, I've pulled over 700 lbs with a hook grip. Your hands get used to it after a while. When I first did them it hurt me like heck as well. Just use a mixed grip and get a little chalk. You will have no more problems.
So the thing that was painful was the pressure of the index finger in the top of the thumb. Is my grip wrong, or are you saying that you get used to that pressure?
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #15
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So the thing that was painful was the pressure of the index finger in the top of the thumb. Is my grip wrong, or are you saying that you get used to that pressure?
My thumbs hurt like heck when I started. The concept of the hook is not all that difficult, so I assume your grip is fine and you will get over the pain eventually if you keep at it. It always hurts at first.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:08 PM   #16
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..you can do the thumb lock thing too (arguments remain over safety of hands in this one though).
Citation needed.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:49 AM   #17
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Re: Straight Leg Deadlift Grip

Jesse,

THis isn't a citation, but anecdotal. Two guys that are on the weightlifintg team stopped deadlifting with the hook grip after they lost feeling in theirs thumbs. Feeling returned after about a month. THe use the hook for cleans and snatches though.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #18
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Re: Straight Leg Deadlift Grip

When I was deadlifting up in the 225 range, I used a bunch of chalk with hook grip and sometimes reverse grip. The chalk worked wonders and I was able to rely more on my grip. It still hurt my fingers at times though. Rather than straps, I'd go with chalk and pay close attention to your elbows (trying not to jerk up with them). But, that's just me.

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