started trainig for my first strongman comp. ive got baby sized hands and i read that a hook grip is the way to go for farmers.
i have a couple years of recreational OL so im not new to the hook grip.
i went to new gym today that had 160 DBs and decided to take them for a jog.
with a regular grip i could get them only about 40ft. (grip failed)
i then tried with a hook grip and i got about 150ft before my grabbers failed.
i taped my thumbs with athletic tape and chalked up but my thumbs really freekin hurt during the walk and still do now (a few hours later; kinda numb actually).
160 is light weight for farmers and im thinking that the 210 i gotta walk in the show is gonna hurt like hell.
is this something i just have to condition with time? will my thumbs toughen up to the hook?