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 10-28-2003, 05:24 AM   #1
Lynne Pitts
Administrator Lynne Pitts is offline
 
Lynne Pitts's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond  NH
Posts: 3,232
When using a hook grip (which I have yet to master) on cleans, when do you "unhook"?
Thanks,
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
Lincoln Brigham
Member Lincoln Brigham is offline
 
Lincoln Brigham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kirkland  WA
Posts: 3,987
When the wrists turn over.

I actually practice this, over and over starting from the hang position, with the empty bar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 12:32 PM   #3
Lynne Pitts
Administrator Lynne Pitts is offline
 
Lynne Pitts's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond  NH
Posts: 3,232
Lincoln,
Thanks-any hooking hints for the tiny-handed? I can barely get 2 fingers on the thumb, and they don't reach past the nail side (e.g., around to the "side" of my thumb. Or is that enough to work? It's certainly enough to hurt!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 12:59 PM   #4
Lincoln Brigham
Member Lincoln Brigham is offline
 
Lincoln Brigham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kirkland  WA
Posts: 3,987
Two fingers is more than sufficient. We've got a man at my gym who is 4'2" tall. He uses a hook grip; so can you.

Learning the hook grip is like going a long, long bicycle trip. Ar first your butt is sore as hell. Then you get over it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 01:14 PM   #5
Lynne Pitts
Administrator Lynne Pitts is offline
 
Lynne Pitts's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond  NH
Posts: 3,232
Ahh, yes, springtime on the bicycle. How well I remember. At least I never got callouses on my butt! Thanks...off to buy more tape and practice hooking and flipping.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2003, 12:23 PM   #6
Michael Cooley
Member Michael Cooley is offline
 
Michael Cooley's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas  Texas
Posts: 91
Tape your thumbs, too. It makes all the difference in the world. Since you have small hands (as do I), the important part to tape is from the tip of your thumb to the first joint. This is where you're going to have the overlap of bar and fingers with your thumb getting mashed inbetween.

Lincoln's right about the pain, though. Unfortunately, the only known cure is to do them. Start by hooking on all your light sets (hurts less) and add it to your heavier sets as your thumbs adapt. Your thumbs will be sore as hell for a few weeks, but - and this never ceases to amaze me - they adapt to the pressure and ultimately the pain (and any bruising) goes away.

Best of luck

mpc
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2003, 01:06 PM   #7
Lynne Pitts
Administrator Lynne Pitts is offline
 
Lynne Pitts's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond  NH
Posts: 3,232
Michael
Thanks - I've been taping the wrong part (joint to base). I started learning hook grip on deadlifts YIKES! and my puny clean weights aren't nearly as traumatic. Still getting quite a bit of discomfort, but it is getting better.
  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
Hook Grip Colm O'Reilly Exercises 3 05-14-2007 11:18 PM
LEARN THE HOOK GRIP Anthony Papadopoulos Exercises 21 08-13-2006 07:20 PM
Taping the thumbs for the hook grip; Ross Hunt Exercises 8 12-21-2005 04:48 PM
15 rep Snatch-hook grip? Tom Brose Exercises 6 07-05-2005 11:22 AM
Hook Grip Jefferson Kilpatrick Exercises 3 10-31-2004 04:55 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.