I have a weak grip that just started to affect my deadlift a few weeks ago. So to attack it, I started doing farmers walks and I’m just finishing being able to close the trainer CoC for reps, and the #1 is on it’s way from eliteFTS.
To help develop grip strength evenly I thought I’d switch to using an overhand hook grip to do deadlifts. Yesterday I tried this and I worked up to a max set of 5 reps at 295 lbs (I know it’s not much to the big guys, but I’m a newb).
I know it’s supposed to hurt the first month or so when you lift, and that’s fine, but my thumb has been tingling and numb for a day now. Kind of like when your leg falls asleep, and you walk around and get that “pins and needles” feeling. Is that normal? If it is I can deal with it, but I wanted to make sure I gripped the bar correctly. Thumb wrapped around the bar first, then the other four fingers around the thumb. So the bar is pressing right on the thumb and therefore directly into the other four fingers.
Did I do it correct, or did I crush all the nerves in my thumb, or am I supposed to crush all the nerves in my thumb and therefore that’s why the pain goes away in a month? Thanks!