[quote="dublin dave"]Pardon my ignorance, but what's the advantage of hook grip?
it is supposedly a very solid grip which allows you to move more weight than you would with double overhand - and not having to use a mixed grip.
Thats why the olympic lifters use it, so that they can pull the cleans fast (that force generation is more than big deadlifts).
I have never quite hacked it, so i thought because i am stuck with building my strength back slowly i may as well get used to it...
One part why i think it will help me is that i think some of my back issues came from using the mixed grip.