Often when I pull sumo, I have a problem with my overhand opening up on my leg towards the lockout. Its not a grip strength issue, I'm pulling back hard and my hand scrapes my leg and my fingers tend to open up.
I grip fairly close, right where the rough starts on the bar. My arms are straight down in front of me.
I've noticed this before, but it really pissed me off today. Its holding back my sumo deadlift training a little bit, its hard to focus on driving my glutes through when my hand is opening on my leg.
Obviously I don't have this problem conventional because I can grip the bar right outside my legs, but my sumo is slightly stronger and how I pull at meets.
Something that may contribute to this, is I hook both my thumbs on my underhand and overhand. This may be shortening the distance my fingers go around the bar, and if I could get them a little further around the bar, maybe my fingertips wouldn't catch on my leg.
Baby powder doesn't help much, but shaving my thighs helped a little bit before my last meet.
I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem or had any tips.