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Old 12-27-2010, 06:48 PM   #11
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Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

been hook gripping since 8th grade, and my thumbs are still sensitive haha.. I wish they would go numb sometimes
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:54 PM   #12
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Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

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The link I saw said there was a post that said it was mentioned in elitefts Q&A from one of their powerlifters.
So... there was a link... that said there was a post.. that mentioned there was a Q&A... that quoted an athlete from a sport that doesn't usually use the hook grip...

In the legal profession they call that hearsay. On the InterWebs they probably call it the Word Of God.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:08 PM   #13
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Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

I use hook grip all the time. No problems. I figure it's similar to conditioning your shins for Muay Thai- you deaden the nerves to feel less pain, but you're still just as dexterous and sensitive with them as ever. Just not with pain.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #14
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Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

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So... there was a link... that said there was a post.. that mentioned there was a Q&A... that quoted an athlete from a sport that doesn't usually use the hook grip...

In the legal profession they call that hearsay. On the InterWebs they probably call it the Word Of God.
Probably a powerlifter who uses a double overhand hook grip, in which case I think he would be a good person to ask, as he is likely using that grip to move significant poundages, and is likely maintaining that grip longer than a weightlifter would during the C&J or Snatch. I do not see how that makes it hearsay
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:04 PM   #15
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Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

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Probably a powerlifter who uses a double overhand hook grip, in which case I think he would be a good person to ask, as he is likely using that grip to move significant poundages, and is likely maintaining that grip longer than a weightlifter would during the C&J or Snatch. I do not see how that makes it hearsay
He's moving more pounds and holding the weight for longer, meaning he's applying much more pressure to the gripping surface and is much more likely to damage any nerves that happen to be in the vicinity. Completely inapplicable to weightlifting.

And yes, it's hearsay since you haven't personally read the original post.

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Old 12-29-2010, 05:21 AM   #16
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Talking Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

I've been hooking for years- er wait, not that kind- it only tingles for the first week. My thumbs have zero nerve damage, I can text like a Japanese schoolgirl in a plaid skirt and long white socks.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:37 PM   #17
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I've been hooking for years- er wait, not that kind- it only tingles for the first week. My thumbs have zero nerve damage, I can text like a Japanese schoolgirl in a plaid skirt and long white socks.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:35 PM   #18
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I do not see how that makes it hearsay
There seems to be a failure to understand the concept of hearsay. A really basic failure.

Okay, for anyone who doesn't think this doesn't qualify as hearsay, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'm looking to sell. Cheap.

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #19
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There seems to be a failure to understand the concept of hearsay. A really basic failure.

Okay, for anyone who doesn't think this doesn't qualify as hearsay, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'm looking to sell. Cheap.
How cheap we talking here?
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:26 PM   #20
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Re: hook grip, kills nerves?

I have hooked 700lb deadlifts, 400lb barbell rows, 450lb cleans, and 375lb snatches. I did get a brown spot on the end of my thumbs (bruising), but it went away when I stopped doing those things.

Now, years later, my thumbs feel pretty good. I just looked at them, and the only abnormal thing I noticed is that I need to clip my nails.
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