Hook It

IMG_9971 The Hook Grip.

Using the hook grip is the best way to manage a barbell.  It allows for a more relaxed forearm and solid hold on the bar.  In weightlifting there are many theories on how to take the bar from the floor.  Equally there are as many theories on how to teach the transition, how to receive the bar, foot placement etc.  But everyone uses the hook.  It takes time getting used to it, but it is worth the effort.


5 rounds for time:
Run 200 meters
135 pound Overhead Squat, 5 reps
20 Sit-ups