Grip options

1.118 In some exercises you have a choice of grips to use. A supinated grip has both palms facing you during the course of the exercise. A pronated grip has both palms facing away from you. A mixed or reverse grip (for deadlifts and shrugs, primarily) has one hand facing away and the other facing towards you, for greater gripping strength. A parallel grip positions your hands parallel to each other.

1.119 Other grips include the regular one where the thumb is securely around the bar and on top of the index finger, as against the "thumbless" one where the thumb rests on the bar alongside the index finger. ^en there is the hook grip, a specialized grip that places the thumb between the bar and your fingers.

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