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680 Pound Trap Bar Deadlift

Sorry if this has already been posted. (I didn’t see it.) Check this out:
http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/ask_joe.htm#question01

Damn. Looks like 700 might have been there too.

I really hope this thread isn’t destroyed by comments about his knees drift in.

THat was quite simply, sick.

wow. htere are some real freaks walking around out there

Damn fine work

Phill

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
Sorry if this has already been posted. (I didn’t see it.) Check this out:
http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/ask_joe.htm#question01[/quote]

Does a trap bar make it easier or more difficult?

Either way, a hell of a lift.

[quote]jedidiah wrote:
CaliforniaLaw wrote:
Sorry if this has already been posted. (I didn’t see it.) Check this out:
http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/ask_joe.htm#question01

Does a trap bar make it easier or more difficult?

Either way, a hell of a lift.[/quote]

Easier.

It sure is strong, but why were they doing it?

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Damn. Looks like 700 might have been there too.

I really hope this thread isn’t destroyed by comments about his knees drift in.

THat was quite simply, sick.[/quote]

His knees drifted in.

Back down to reality, that was crazy. I’d love to try out a trap bar one of these days, but none of the gyms I’ve worked out at have ever had one.

Damn…and I was just getting confident since I started doing 335x5 on the trap bar for multiple sets.

Then I thought, well he probably outweighs me by a ton. Then I noticed we both weigh the same (210lbs).

I have a ways to go…

damn 680 is heavy as fuck, My best was 515, at 205 bodyweight. Man thats crazy.

[quote]buffalokilla wrote:
It sure is strong, but why were they doing it?[/quote]

Are you seriously asking why people were doing trap-bar dead lifts?

I read a trap bar can add 50-80lbs to your deadlift. Of course you would have to get used to pulling with one but thats besides the point.

I wouldnt know tho never used one.

[quote]n3wb wrote:
I read a trap bar can add 50-80lbs to your deadlift. Of course you would have to get used to pulling with one but thats besides the point.

I wouldnt know tho never used one.[/quote]

I know with me I get about 85-90lbs added to my lift, but the thing is If I move up 5lbs on the trap bar I also move up 5lbs on regular. 680 is fucking insane.

[quote]John S. wrote:
n3wb wrote:
I read a trap bar can add 50-80lbs to your deadlift. Of course you would have to get used to pulling with one but thats besides the point.

I wouldnt know tho never used one.

I know with me I get about 85-90lbs added to my lift, but the thing is If I move up 5lbs on the trap bar I also move up 5lbs on regular. 680 is fucking insane.[/quote]

WOW.

[quote]buffalokilla wrote:

Easier.

It sure is strong, but why were they doing it?

[/quote]

I believe Joe has touched on this before, but he prefers using trap bar deadlifts when training his athletes. It’s easier to recover from (important when you have guys lifting and running football drills 6 days of the week) because of less strain on the lower back.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
buffalokilla wrote:
It sure is strong, but why were they doing it?

Are you seriously asking why people were doing trap-bar dead lifts?[/quote]

No, a max single.

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
buffalokilla wrote:

Easier.

It sure is strong, but why were they doing it?

I believe Joe has touched on this before, but he prefers using trap bar deadlifts when training his athletes. It’s easier to recover from (important when you have guys lifting and running football drills 6 days of the week) because of less strain on the lower back.[/quote]

Sorry, meant the max single part, not the trap bar dead part.

Hot damn that moved fast.

[quote]buffalokilla wrote:
CaliforniaLaw wrote:
buffalokilla wrote:
It sure is strong, but why were they doing it?

Are you seriously asking why people were doing trap-bar dead lifts?

No, a max single.

[/quote]

Umm I assume you’re faimiliar with the conjugate method?

There is something about trap-bar deads that just doesn’t break your ass like straight-bar pulls do. I get plenty of muscle soreness from them- but never that shot-out feeling.

A few weeks ago. I remember pulling sets of a couple sets of 5 with 5 plates and each side after a heavy squat session (worked up to low 600s in briefs and wraps). I am not sure what the bar weighs, but I would geuss that all tolled that was about 500.

While this was not easy lifting, there is no damn way I could have pulled 495 with a straight bar for two fives after heavy squats.