Trap Bar Deadlift

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Trap Bar Deadlift

Instructions

Preparation

Stand with feet shoulder width or narrower in trap bar, weight to each side. Squat down with feet flat and grasp handles to sides.

Execution

Lift bar by extending hips and knees to full extension. Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return weight to floor by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward slightly, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Repeat.

Comments

Throughout lift keep hips low, shoulders high, arms and back straight. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. See Squat Analysis. Also see Trap Bar Squat.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

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