Is there a real issue with using this bar for deads

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  1. hennessey1013

    hennessey1013 New Member

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    Hows everyone doing?

    I was wondering if there is any cons to using this bar for dead lifting (check link)

    http://www.musclemaxx.net/bars/deadlift.htm


    I could care less if it easier, as long as i get stronger overall. So I guess im wondering if you get the same benefits from this bar, then if you were to use a straight bar.


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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    I've heard someone (I believe it was Ceaze) say that using the trap bar for deads is more quad dominant. I've done them in that bar and using a straight bar and honestly I like using that because it doesn't beat up my shins/knees as badly, even if it is harder to hold on to.
     
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    hennessey1013 New Member

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    yeah that was my concern, but it still gives me a great workout (from what i can feel atleast).

    also, the ones my gym has are basiclly diamond shaped, with two handles on the inside.
     
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    DTR rex New Member

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    Throughout high school we only deadlifted with a trap bar. I like them because they are easier to get form with, they are less likely to cause injury, and they wont scrape up your shins and legs.

    However, it is true that using it involves more quad and less back than a typical dead lift. I still like the trap bar better though.
     
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    using that bar is fine if you want to
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    To me it seems that it is easier than using straight bar...
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    if you're deadlifting to build your back and posterior chain then you're better off with a regular bar
     
  8. hennessey1013

    hennessey1013 New Member

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    well i am deadlifting to build my back, but is it that drastic of a difference between the two. I think it isnt, but i dont now much.

    Plus when i do them, Ill usually puff out my chest a bit and squeeze and the top of the lift. Not sure how beneficial it is, but it seems to "feel" pretty good.
     
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