So i’m guessing this maybe buried in the archives, but i need to ask. Is the hook-grip really important. I am 50 and am attempting to learn the oly lifts after 40 years of boxing and powerlifting. I have read that the hook-grip is essential for the SN and CJ so i am trying to change to it and its not fun, plus i have to take weight off the bar which is already embarassing because since the oly lifts are new and i’m old, i don’t have much on the bar to begin with. LOL.
Anyway, in lookin online for instruction i saw the video below of Mr. Hui and if you watch closely he doesn’t use the hook-grip in either SN or CJ. And it appears that he does a halfway decent job without it. Would he be puttin another 10 or 20 KG up if he switched?
Obviously for me it not a big deal, but i thought that i would force myself to learn it if it was important. Then i watched this and asked why?