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Hook Grip Help Please


#1

Fuck mixed grip. I want to switch to deadlifting with a hook grip. How would I approach to start deadlifting with a hook grip? Pull my warmups with a hook grip and then mixed?


#2

just go hook grip all the way through, your thumb will adapt, but its gonna be shitty for a couple weeks, when I first started doing it i did weighted hold with max deadlift weights for 10 to 15 seconds with hook grip and that helped


#3

Just jump into it. When I did oly lifting I taped my thumbs the first few weeks until I got adjusted to it.


#4

Make sure you chalk the back of the thumbs good. It help a lot


#5

use chalk, otherwise it hurst like a mofo

you can tape your fingers

if it hurts too much on the heavy sets, just use it on your lighter ones until you adapt


#6

Like everyone else said, just start doing it. Do other stuff with a hook grip too to get used to doing it. I’ve been using it successfully for 5 years I think. I think I pull more with a hook because I can push both shoulders down and forward lengthening my arms. Once I got to the point where I trusted the grip, I started using straps on higher rep sets to save my hands.


#7

Thanks everyone, happy 4th


#8

Just got do do all your dls with hook going into a meet, dont use straps at all!


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