Should’ve clarified that mixed grip isn’t permanently or completely replacing hook grip for me.
So I switched up gyms to a powerlifting focus one and they had a Texas deadlift bar that was just the most aggressive knurling I’ve ever touched.
So setting up hook was inconsistent and the bar kept catching parts of my hand that previous smoother deadlift bars wouldn’t.
That first sesh I pulled hook anyway for probably more reps than I should’ve given that. So formed some callouses that caught even easier and now hook grip is off the table for a bit while they smooth down. When able I’ll reintroduce hook grip using some strats like hooking part or all of the smooth so that I can get a consistent relatively quick set up.
In the mean time I thought I’d give mixed grip a go to see if it can be a decent back up grip or main grip of hook grip doesn’t pan out long term on this equipment.
Maybe this is a callous care thread now.
And then the OP and that’s where I’m at.