If you ask any Olympic Lifter or high level CrossFit athlete, they will tell you the importance of the Hook Grip. Not only does it provide strength but also added stability. This is no more evident that in WOD’s such as Isabel, which involves a high number of Snatch repetitions.
Often your thumb and fingers will become very sore and sensitive due to the pressure. Many top level athletes subsequently tape their thumbs in the hook grip position.
Whether you use RockTape (as show below) or Goat Tape – they are all brilliant applications on how to protect your fingers and keep you moving for longer!
Check out How to tape the Hook Grip for CrossFit with Jason Khalipa!