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WesIcon...15-05-2016 @ 11:02 
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A few months ago I began switching over to hook grip, after I went to a physio due to elbow pain.
Pulled with an alternate grip for years.
He couldn't understand why I had an extremely tight bicep on my right arm, ok on left, and mirrored with my triceps. I could see my arms were confusing the life out of him until I realised myself it was due to Deadlifting with an alt grip.
He suggested swapping aternate grip around otherwise he did say my symptoms would worsen.
I sacked off hook grip due to 2 comps approaching, need to get back on it.
Luke82Icon...15-05-2016 @ 11:21 
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Didn't realise a mixed grip could do some damage. I'd heard about mixing up for 'even development' but that sounded lame and men's healthy so never bothered, and I've always had back problems, makes me wonder!
Miky111Icon...15-05-2016 @ 11:40 
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you know what I never understood

people using mixed grip with straps Grin

and not just beginners

I've seen some 400+ kg pullers do that

it just looks so awkward, not to mention unnecessary
The_Lone_WolfIcon...15-05-2016 @ 13:33 
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Miky111 said:you know what I never understood

people using mixed grip with straps Grin

and not just beginners

I've seen some 400+ kg pullers do that

it just looks so awkward, not to mention unnecessary


It is plain retarded.
LarfleezeIcon...16-05-2016 @ 01:15 
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JackRevans said:
I would note that unless you have really big hands, hook grip is not really possible on an eleiko bar. Well it is possible bit its horrible.


I have average sized hands and hook grip on a 32mm pure gym piece of crap no problem, just takes some getting used to
matthewvcIcon...16-05-2016 @ 11:27 
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it takes brass balls to hook grip.
go and do likewise gents.
big deadlifts are out there.
You pick it up, it's yours
hifiloverIcon...16-05-2016 @ 12:16 
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Much prefer hook grip than any other; alternate plays havoc with my shoulders

Plus for me, hook grip makes it a shorter pull by a few inches!

As said further up; plenty of chalk all over the thumb and get it locked onto the bar and away you go; I do find I roll the bar a little to get my grip wound on tighter; but maybe that's just me/placebo etc
IainKendrickIcon...16-05-2016 @ 14:09 
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The biggest annoyance for me is skin damage as opposed to any other pain. Lady like skin is a pain ;(

The only time it 'hurts' beyond that is if I am pushing the reps and nail bed is sore immediately after.
unit94Icon...16-05-2016 @ 14:33 
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matthewvc said:it takes brass balls to hook grip.
go and do likewise gents.
big deadlifts are out there.
You pick it up, it's yours


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Always be curling, always be curling. ALWAYS be curling.
JohnIcon...16-05-2016 @ 20:13 
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Thanks chaps I shall continue as the general consensus is they are worth it Happy

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