|01-21-2014, 12:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Training Exp: 30
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Dead Cow
Hook Grip Advice por favor
New member...been in the sport for 28 years though.
I posted in Intros...and now I have my first inquiry.
Detached my distal biceps tendon 11/17 during third dead attempt. Repaired the next week (drilled and anchored). Rehab is going very well. Should start light (very light) pulling in 4 weeks.
I'm definitely switching to hook grip. I'm a conventional puller but simply will not supinate my biceps again.
I would very much like advice on switching to hook grip. Literally anything you got.
|01-21-2014, 03:15 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Cable flyes
Fav Supp: Celltech
I found great help in this article when I started to hook
Last edited by big_swede; 01-21-2014 at 03:17 AM.
|01-21-2014, 04:13 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK
Training Exp: 5 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts
Fav Supp: Endurance BCAA
I switched to hook grip last year because I was much more comfortable pulling with straps than with a mixed grip. The initial month or so was pretty painful but build up the weights slowly (probably not a problem with your injury ) and you should get used to it in no time. I would recommend taping your thumbs though as the calluses are a bitch.
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|01-21-2014, 04:21 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Training Type: Other
Fav Exercise: all of them
Fav Supp: WPC; nothing else
Thanks for posting that link, Swede. Good stuff.
Squat 160kg (352.7lbs), Bench 115kg (252.5lbs), Deadlift 220kg (485lbs)
Front Squat 130kg (286.6lbs), Strict Press 80kg (176.4lbs), Chinups +30kg (+66.1lbs)
My training log
|01-21-2014, 10:32 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Training Type: Wendler 531
Fav Exercise: The one I'm training
Learned to pull with hook grip style while running GVT for deads 10 sets of 10 reps. Made my hands toughen up in 4 to 5 weeks got thicker callauses especially the thumbs forefinger inner part of hand in-between that area. 55-60 % pulls for reps is a great way to make the skin adapt to the new demands. Not sure I would want to just switch to pulling hook with more than 85% right out of the gate especially if your 1rm is over 500. Tape would be advisable but negates allowing you body to do what it does best, adapt to the demands put upon it.
Doing all your warmups and lower percentage without tape then either straps for a few weeks or tape with the higher percentage work till they are ready.
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