The Hook Grip For Strength Training

The Hook Grip For Strength Training

by Coachjon

This is what the Hook Grip Looks Like from below

Before you are going to lift anything, you need to hold on to it first! This will eventually be a problem for our personal training and fitness bootcamp clients as they get stronger. As the weights go up with your increasing strength, your grip may become the first thing to fail you.

If this happens, your grip will limit the training you can do to improve the rest of your body. This is especially problematic for people with smallish hands like myself.

The hook grip is one solution to this problem. This is what olympic weightlifters use to hoist heavy weights up.

Place your thumb inside of your fingers. and wrap your fingers around the thumb. The pressure of your first and second fingers should be below the thumb nail. If you put pressure directly on the thumb nail, it is going to hurt big time!

Also, make sure to use weightlifting chalk on your thumb and hands to reduce the pain!

Yes there is some discomfort, but the benfit is that the bar does not roll in your hands, and you can lift way more weight!

Go ahead and give it a try!

Coach Jonathan Wong is a Singapore personal trainer and performance expert. He is also a fitness author and a member of Singapore Men’s Health Advisory Panel.

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