For those that do the oly lifts, what exercises do you use to increase your grip strength?
My grip used to be a problem for me. When snatching, the bar felt like it would fly out of my hands on the second pull. The clean and jerk was always much more straightforward, I think because the grip is narrower, and you can apply more pressure from the ring and pinky finger. So I don’t worry about the C&J. I do worry about the snatch.
I’ve tried snatch grip deadlifts and snatch high-pulls. They both seem to work, but I figured I’d get the input of my betters.
I do not use a hook grip. I always figured this might add some pounds to my grip, but at some point, I’d have to get my grip stronger anyway, so I might as well not use the crutch. I know that’s going to come up, so I figured I’d throw it out there.
CLiff notes: snatch grip-strength, what’ve you done that’s worked??