Updated: Mar 31
Today we're going to be talking about the Trap Bar deadlift and why we love this variation for building absolute Strength and Power in the lower body.
We also talk about how this translates over onto the field, which makes it a necessity for all Athletes to be performing this exercise.
Every athletic movement we make, starts in the same quarter squat position you're in for the Trap Bar deadlift.
Whether we're going for a vertical jump, broad jump or change of direction, we only squat/hinge down to a quarter position.
Imagine seeing a basketballer going for a dunk, and doing an ASS to GRASS squat. It's just not going to happen.
Did we mention that it's also easy to learn? The handles are neutral and by our sides, there's less lumbar stress due to the more 'natural and upright position, and it's incredibly versatile. For beginner gym-goers, we can start reaping the benefits of the Trap Bar deadlifts sooner, without all the technicalities of the Squat or the Conventional Deadlift.
Stay tuned for other ways we use the Trap Bar.