TRAP BAR DEADLIFT

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Step inside the trap bar. Your toes, knees and shoulders should create a straight vertical line as you set up to lift the bar. This ensures you’re not hunching forward or rounding your lower back.
  2. REP: Lift the weight by tightening your grip of the handles, driving your feet into the ground, and pushing your hips forward.
  3. TIP: Being inside the bar will mean using more quad power, and less lower back than a regular deadlift. This may mean a heavier weight on this exercise over time.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Legs (Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings)
  • Back (Lower Back, Middle Back, Lats, Upper Traps, Lower Traps)
  • Arms (Forearms, Biceps)
  • Abs
barbell deadlift muscles worked

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