Some people refer to them as power weightlifting hooks or simply lifting hooks. They are most commonly used for deadlifts to gain an extra edge to lift more weight than you could solely using your hand grip and forearm strength. There are a couple of things you need to know before you try using them however. Here's a video demo on Proper Form For Deadlifts as well as some tips for finding the best weight lifting hooks.
Proper Form For Deadlifts
Deadlifts are a powerhouse exercise regardless which variation you choose to do. They're one of the best butt exercises you can do, however they also work the hamstrings, core and lower back muscles as well as lats, hips are arms. A proper deadlift in any form is basically a variation of a movement you do countless times everyday... picking or lifting something up off of the floor. Here's a quick video demo on Proper Form For Deadlifts:
Weight Lifting Hooks For Deadlifts
When to use weight lifting hooks:
They're only used for pulling exercises. While they're generally used for heavy or power lifting, they really can be used by anyone to compensate for weaker grip strength.
How to use weightlifting hooks:
Simply feed the Velcro strap through the metal right loops and tigthen to your wrist. The hook should be pointing down or in the Pronated Grip position.
Tips for Using Weight Lifting Hooks For Deadlifts
Avoid the sensation to squeeze the hook. The Beast® Power Weight Lifting Hooks by GymPaws® are made from military grade strength aluminum. They take the load of the weight vs your hand grip.
Don't make them too tight. The extra thick padding on GymPaws Lifting Hooks offer the most comfort of any on the market. They won't slip or skid on off your bar so you'll have more confidence and control throughout the movement.
When you're not using your GymPaws Original Leather Lifting Grips for the rest of your workout, The Beast® Power Weightlifting Hooks will fill in for those extra tough pulling exercises. They are awesome for Deadlifts, Shrugs, Lat Pull Downs, and even pull ups! You can buy them EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon right here!