Hello CT and others.
I’ve been performing snatch-grip high pulls for a few months now and have noticed improvements in my speed/explosiveness as well as some development in my trap size. I began doing these with a standard grip but switched to a hook grip several weeks ago, which I already use for deadlifting.
It seems as though this has led to some nasty pain at the base of my thumbs – right at where the “webbing” to the index finger starts. I figured this would subside after a little while, but seems to be stubborn. I think the pain arises from the bar shifting between reps when it “lands” on my upper thighs following the eccentric.
Would anyone happen to have some tips as to how I could get around this? I use the same cues for my hook grip here as I do for deadlifting – push the bar as deep as possible into the webbing between thumb and index finger, wrap the first two fingers as far as possible around my thumb and grip hard. I also tape my thumbs, though only the tips for high pulls. I use straps from time to time but find this difficult, as I don’t have a correct olympic bar with knurling all the way to the sleeves, meaning that the straps move around during the pulls.
Thank you very much in advance!