Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 63 – 605lb Hook Grip Hold

I haven’t worked on my hook grip in a while, so decided to give it a go this week. Check out the video for some helpful stretches to do before squatting sessions as well.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 63 – 605lb Hook Grip Hold

MONDAY

Mace Swings

4 sets

Bench Press

135×10

185×5

225×5

315×3

385×3

425×3,2,1

Weighted Dips

Bodyweight +100×12,12,12

Kettlebell Front Raises

26×16,16,16

Overhead Band Extension

#3×20,20

WEDNESDAY

Mobility and prehab x 15min

Squat

165×5,5

275×8,8,8,8,8

Leg Extensions

Stack x20,20,20,20

GHR – Highest elevation

Bodyweight x12,12,12

FRIDAY

Skipped

SATURDAY

Deadlift

135×5

315×5

405×2

495×2

605×1,1 w/30 second Hook Grip hold on each

Bent Over Rows

405×8

495×7

1 Arm Dumbbell Row

120×10

200×25,20

Pull Up Neutral Grip

BW x8,8,8

Superset w/ Mace Swings

X10/side