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Trap Bar Deadlift

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Trap bar deadlifts are excellent for building strength and explosiveness, however unlike virtually all other forms of deadlift the emphasis is much more balanced between the muscle groups of both the posterior and anterior chain.

Technique Tips

I love trap bar deadlifts. The safety and technique principles of trap bar deadlifting are the same as the regular barbell deadlift except your hands are placed at your sides and you stand inside the bar. The ability to lift with the weight more closely to your midline places much less stress on your lower back.

Other advantages of trap bar deadlifts is that is is easier to maintain good form which means for many athletes they will be a safer choice.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to Trap Bar deadlifts are

Snatch Grip Deadlift

Sumo Grip Deadlift

Barbell Deadlift



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