Trap Bar Deadlift

Trap Bar Deadlift


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull



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


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.


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.

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