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TCStyle
03-09-2008, 02:43 PM
I ****ed up my arm skateboarding when I was a kid and it is hard for me to grip a bar with my palms facing away from me. Can I dead lift with both palms facing me?

MPB
03-09-2008, 02:47 PM
I don't think anybody deadlifts with double underhand.

You can try either double overhand (palms facing you) or overhand/underhand.

Notorious
03-09-2008, 02:50 PM
If you can't do mixed grip, you'll probably have to learn hook grip eventually. And yeah, it's dangerous to deadlift double underhand. Nobody does it.

TCStyle
03-09-2008, 03:09 PM
Does it matter which hand is turned inwards?

MPB
03-09-2008, 03:12 PM
No, try both and stick with whichever one is comfortable for you.

TCStyle
03-09-2008, 03:31 PM
Alright that works. I was told that my strong hand should be the one that is turned away, which happens to be my bad arm.

Thanks for the info guys

frank
03-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Alright that works. I was told that my strong hand should be the one that is turned away, which happens to be my bad arm.

Thanks for the info guys

Thats correct, I prefer both overhand. The hook grip is awfully dangerous unless you have someone who knows what there doing instucting you.

Rock Steady
03-09-2008, 04:38 PM
Thats correct, I prefer both overhand. The hook grip is awfully dangerous unless you have someone who knows what there doing instucting you.

Do tell.

MNRob
03-09-2008, 04:54 PM
Anyone have some pictures of this hook grip.

Runty
03-09-2008, 05:10 PM
How is the hook grip awfully dangerous?? No one taught me and I have no problems with it. It's pretty self explanatory in fact.

Travis Bell
03-09-2008, 05:26 PM
this is the hook grip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9HbgGCGeXQ

it can be dangerous for your thumbs and its much harder to hold on to the weight

frank
03-09-2008, 05:53 PM
this is the hook grip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9HbgGCGeXQ

it can be dangerous for your thumbs and its much harder to hold on to the weight

thats exactly what my coach told me

MPB
03-09-2008, 05:56 PM
Hook grip allows you to hold on to the weight more than double overhand grip.

I don't see why it's so dangerous, you just have to learn how to deal with the pain at first.

HP666
03-10-2008, 05:46 PM
this is the hook grip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9HbgGCGeXQ

it can be dangerous for your thumbs and its much harder to hold on to the weight

Travis,
Does Louie still use the hook grip? I know on one of the vids, the Westside squat dvd I believe, he talks about using the hook grip and wondered why more people didn't use it. But that was made in what, '03? Just curious.

Travis Bell
03-10-2008, 08:22 PM
he switches back and fourth sometimes but mostly doesn't use the hook as far as I can remember

UHCougar05
03-11-2008, 08:42 AM
I would use the hook, but my Shrek hands don't allow me to get them all the way around the bar.