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    Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    I've looked at a number of different form guides for the deadlift.

    Some promote the hook grip, some say a normal grip with both hands facing the same way.

    Which is best?!

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    Hook is supposed to be superior, I don't like it though, and just use alternate grip, or hook my thumb over the top of my fingers instead of underneath

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    personal choice buddy, i use normal grip with both hands facing my body, i'm comfortable and stable.........

    i've tried other grips and hated them, think it depends also how strong your grip is....

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    i do both normal overhand grip as well as alternate grip.

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    i prefer overhand grip- get more weight with that-its just down to each individual.

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    I use hook grip. I do a fair bit of Oly lifting so have got into the habit of deadlifting the same way.
    There's nothing wrong with being incompetent ... it just means you don't have to do as much.

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    I currently use an alternating overhand/underhand grip but may try using the hook grip on deads like I do with the B.O. Row
    Documenting my crummy bench press at http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/member-journals-pictures/225794-yeah-i-had-one-these-while-ago.html

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    Whats hook grip??

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    Quote Originally Posted by bkoz View Post
    Whats hook grip??
    Curl your hands over or under the bar but instead of wrapping the thumb over your fingers - wrap it over the bar and then close your fingers over your thumb.

    A good guide at http://www.sini.co.uk/strength/docum..._explained.pdf
    Documenting my crummy bench press at http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/member-journals-pictures/225794-yeah-i-had-one-these-while-ago.html

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    Quote Originally Posted by bkoz View Post
    Whats hook grip??
    http://www.sini.co.uk/strength/docum..._explained.pdf
    There's nothing wrong with being incompetent ... it just means you don't have to do as much.

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    Re: Deadlifting - Hook Grip?

    i only use hook grip on any thing that involves cleaning

    For deadlift i dont think alternate grip can be beat but ive never tried alt hook grip???

 

 

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