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Grip for Weightlifting




Training grip and hand/wrist strength and discussions of grip position and related topics for Olympic weightlifting.
How & When To Use Weightlifting Straps

Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics goes over how to use weightlifting straps and when to use them in training. Please subscribe to our channel!...
How & Why To Hook Grip In The Snatch & Clean

The hook grip is a pronated grip in which the thumb is trapped between the bar and the first and second fingers, depending on hand size. This is an...
Hand & Wrist Strength & Durability - Rice Or Sand Bucket

Quick introduction to using rice or sand to strengthen your hands and wrists and keep them healthy for Olympic weightlifting....
Wrist Mobility For Olympic Weightlifting

Please share & subscribe! Help support my free content I get asked a lot about improving wrist flexibility—in most cases the wrists are ...
Wrist Strength For Olympic Weightlifting

If you’re having trouble stabilizing your hands and wrists overhead, are dependent on wrist wraps or tape as a beginner or intermediate lifter, ...
Ask Greg: Trouble with the Hook Grip

Andy Asks: I have just purchased and am reading through your book now. Its is a great teaching tool. Thanks for it! I was curious about the hook grip you teach. I think i understand the technique, however it not really working out...
Your Hands Are Part of Your Body: Straps & Grip in Weightlifting

Lifting straps are a legitimate training tool for weightlifting—they unquestionably have a purpose and should be used at certain times with certain exercises by every weightlifter out there. The trick is knowing when this is...
Don't Choke The Bar To Death

When holding the bar overhead in the snatch or jerk, it's common for newer lifters to over-grip it as if it's trying to fly away. Your grip overhead should only be as tight as necessary to control the bar and the position ...
The Hook Grip: Why & How to Do It Correctly

Once again, I’m bewildered that I haven’t yet written an article on the hook grip here—this is one of the most fundamental pieces in the weightlifting puzzle, and also something that gives a lot of new lifters a ...
Grip Training for Weightlifters and Beyond

Specificity is king—that will never change in regards to strength sport. However, in recent years I have consistently found myself championing the importance of general physical strength and its positive effects for the comp...