I'm missing three digits on one hand, and the hand also has an atypical bone structure, which makes using the two remaining fingers next-to-impossible when it comes to gripping a bar. What the hand can do is "wrap" around the bar, effectively using the palm + wrist to grip/trap the bar or handle and permit pulling for rows & overhead pulling. At heavier weight, this becomes increasingly difficult until it's impossible.
My intent is to use a lifting hook to simulate finger grip. Problem is, most hooks I've come across are not intended to replace grip, merely supplement it. So they slip off the bar, or they rip in 2 weeks, or whatever (Harbinger is particularly shoddy). The hook acts as the SOLE grip on my right hand, so it's understandable that most hooks on the market don't work for me.
However, one day at the gym I came across what appeared to be an older model of Altus lifting hooks, which had an oversized, firm hook that did not move in place and worked great for me. The Altus Athletic Standard Lifting Hooks on Amazon aren't the model I used: the hooks are smaller and not as "hooked" (the curvature is not as sharp), plus the color is different.
Anyway, I'm having a difficult time finding lifting hooks online that approximate the Altus hook I saw at the gym. Does anyone have any recommendations for my particular situation? Remember that it's important for the hook to be large so not as to slip out of place, and for the hook to be stable, as it is effectively acting as my hand for these lifts.
Thread: Lifting Hooks & Missing Digits