I have recently tried the hook grip. I am unable to fully supinate my hands and so mixed grip is not an option. I usually deadlift with straps for my heavy pulls (sumo). I have now started to add conventionals back in and wanted to give hook grip a go. I used very light weight but I wasn’t able to do it with the hook grip.
The problem was actually not the pain. I mean it wasn’t comfortable but I wouldn’t call it really painful at all.
The problem is that my thumb just slipped away. So I ended up switching from hook to doh grip after 4 reps.
I have very small hands and short fingers, especially considering my size but I guess I am doing something wrong because my doh grip is a lot stronger than my hook grip. I did not use chalk but still that can’t be it considering how little weight I was using.
Is there anything to it that I miss or will I get better with practice or do have any other idea?