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Lifting hooks
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:52:19 PM »
Im thinking this might assist with the elbow healing and am interested in getting a set. I have straps but they kind of a pain in the ass. Has anyone used a set they liked or recommend?
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 07:54:23 PM »
I had a set as a beginner and liked them. Once I decided to do pullups with them, jumped up grabbed the bar and....

Did not have a plan for how I was going to get back down :o
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 08:01:42 PM »
Versa Gripps, accept nothing else. I bought a pair of those Golds Gym hooks at Walmart a couple yrs ago and they suck ass.

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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 08:12:58 PM »
Never used anything but plain old chalk and a set of leather lifting straps.

Sorry I can't help.
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 09:18:08 PM »
Versa Gripps, accept nothing else. I bought a pair of those Golds Gym hooks at Walmart a couple yrs ago and they suck ass.

I've heard a lot of good about Versa Gripps,very,very rarely any bad.

As Jrob has elbow issues as well,do you think they might "help" the elbow in any way? Or is it mainly a grip strength assist?

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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 08:51:07 AM »
I use Straps for Shrugs or Rows.  But other than that, nothing.

I have a few BB'er friends that absolutely sweat by Versa Grips.  Never used them personally, but those seem to be the highest recommendation.

I'd assume it helps a bit with the elbow, as you don't need to use so much forearm strength to hold the bar.
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 06:28:09 AM »
Ordered the versa grips- looking forward to saying I should have bought them sooner
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 09:15:12 AM »
I only use straps for barbell shrugs and nothing else. And really I probably don't even need them for that, but I'm lazy.

Grip is never an issue for me as long as I have chalk.
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 09:20:07 AM »
I had a set as a beginner and liked them. Once I decided to do pullups with them, jumped up grabbed the bar and....

Did not have a plan for how I was going to get back down :o
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 09:54:12 AM »
I had a set as a beginner and liked them. Once I decided to do pullups with them, jumped up grabbed the bar and....

Did not have a plan for how I was going to get back down :o
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 12:03:29 PM »
I only use straps for barbell shrugs and nothing else. And really I probably don't even need them for that, but I'm lazy.

Grip is never an issue for me as long as I have chalk.

Its not so much grip, Im just looking to take some strain off forearms in hopes to ease elbow issue. Side effect might be heavier weights and better form.
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Re: Lifting hooks
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2014, 10:40:34 AM »
I only use straps for barbell shrugs and nothing else. And really I probably don't even need them for that, but I'm lazy.

Grip is never an issue for me as long as I have chalk.

Its not so much grip, Im just looking to take some strain off forearms in hopes to ease elbow issue. Side effect might be heavier weights and better form.

And more muscle growth to your back.  :)