Between Cailer Woolam inspiring Belkin to use hook grip and both setting and vying for multiple world records between them some truly monstrous numbers are being put up culminating in Belkin’s 440kg pull at WRPF Worlds 2017 last month.
Here on T Nation our very own @Vincepac1500 has pulled 750lbs hook grip and looks to pull 800+ next year.
Conventional vs Sumo is talked about all the time e.g. biggest pullers are conventional (tho Belkin had a crack at 461kg/the highest raw powerlifting deadlift of all time at WRPF Worlds 2017) but how about hook grip v mixed?
Personally I’ve found my mixed to be secure enough for pulls around about my 1RM however my hook grip feels more secure on 1RMs and frankly with no initial signs of grip giving out at all. Tbh I’d be confident in being able to hold some 50kg/110lbs over my max with the hook.
Thoughts/Opinions on Hook Grip vs Mixed Grip?
Is there a limit to hook grip where the thumbs explode?
Or will the records of the future be set double overhand hook?