With the hook grip, I think it helps tons to have long fingers, especially thumbs. It's only a little uncomfortable for me on a normal bar, but with the fat bar in my gym my fingers can't go around as far and it is very painful on the thumb nail. I still use hook grip sometimes with the fat bar, but mostly I use mixed grip because it is a lot easier.
shoulder rehab circuit 1 3x
Dead lift - had to use the fat bar
1x3@235 lbs - mixed grip -fail on 4
1x?@185 lbs - hook grip -lost count but was 7 or 8 I think - hook grip
1x4@185 lbs - as punishment for not counting right before, but couldn't get more than 4
3,2,2,1,1 - wish these would go up faster, but it's so slow
some other leg press machine
1x3@135lbs - legs so tired now
1x6@135lbs - gave up and went home to eat
was thinking of trying 230 for deadlift, but don't think that would have went up for 5 either, so might as well fail at a heavier weight. Hard to feel bad about it though, because its the most I ever lifted, but would have been awesome to make 5.