Anybody Use Dumbbells Anymore?

[quote]LoRez wrote:
I don’t know why you’re looking for an alternative to the trap-bar deadlift, since I can’t seem to find the reason in this thread… just that you are.

This is what CT said to me when I was looking for an alternative (since I don’t have a trap bar):

[quote]A good option is snatch grip deadlift starting with the hips low.

But the Dead-Squat/Trap bar deadlift is one of those things you can’t really substitute.[/quote]

Doing that with straps is acceptable. I’d assume wrist wraps too.

Not sure if that helps.[/quote]

While discussing pain in my elbow while curling, and to much lesser degree, TB deads, it was suggested I may need to find an alternative to trap bar. But I don’t see ever replacing it. I agree there is just no substitute. Trap bars are great. Especially me being tall. I’m just gonna have to tweak some things in my set up to avoid the elbow pain…I’m sure it is something I am doing wrong vs. the movement itself. Lorez you ought to get one (trap bar). And thanks for the link I’ll check it out.