As much as I love barbell deadlifts the Trap Bar is a great deadlift option with many benefits.
It’s a bit more user friendly compared to a standard barbell. As well where the handles are higher and are on the outsude of the legs it’s makes it easier on the joints compared to a standard barbell deadlift.
You can also lift heavier weights which is always fun. I have my female athletes use both trap bars and standard barbell deadlifts.
If you don’t have access to a Trap Bar you can order one here (they are very low cost).
Here Are 5 Tips For A Stronger Trap Bar Deadlift
1. Set Up – Take your time and have a strong set up. A good lift starts with a good set up.
2. Breath & Brace – Take a breath into your belly and brace your core as hard as possible. Think that someone is going to punch you in the belly. Brace for impact.
3. Get Tight – Turn your body to stone. Tense every muscle in your body.
4. White Knuckle The Bar – Grip the bar as tight as possible.
5. Push The Ground Away – Don’t think about lifting the weight, focus on driving the ground away from you as hard as you can. Push the floor away, don’t pick up the weight.
Here are a few of my strong female athletes showing how to use a Trap Bar properly.
Give these tips a try and I hope it helps your training.
Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.