Trap bar = Athleticism
I’m sure 99% of anyone who steps foot into the gym has done a conventional dead lift. However if you want to increase your athletic gains swap your olympic bar out for a trap bar. So let’s talk deadlifts and why… Trap Bar Deadlift = Athleticism.
Deadlifts in all variations use…
– Grip and Arms
Deadlifts as a whole increase full body strength, with an emphasises on the bodies posterior chain. The development and strengthening of these of the posterior chain directly correlates to most sports.
Trap Bar VS Conventional
So why does the Trap Bar Deadlift = Athleticism? When performing the trap bar deadlift the bar is typically higher off the ground therefore less mobility is required to assume the proper position. When performing a trap bar deadlift you are positioned inside the bar meaning the weight and where you pull it from is situated at the side of the body making it closer to our centre of gravity then the conventional deadlift. Both the height of the bar and the improved weight placement allow for a more upright starting position. Leading to less spinal loading compared to a conventional deadlift with respective weight. Due to this it is common for a lifter to be able to ‘pull’ more weight a trap bar dead lift vs your conventional deadlift. The biggest muscular difference between the trap bar deadlift and the conventional is that the trap bar engages the quadriceps significantly more. Taking some of the work load from the hamstrings and the glutes.
All in all due to a higher grip point, a better equilibrium, a more upright lifting position, a more muscular work rate balance and a less loaded spine. The trap bar dead lift will allow you to… LIFT MORE WEIGHT. Once again Trap Bar Deadlift = Athleticism!
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