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Athlete Lean/Strong, Trap Bar Alternative?


#1

Hello,

I really wish to do the Atlethe strong, athlete lean program but my gym doesn’t have a trap-bar. What would be an okay replacement? Would regular deadlifts be okay? (maybe at a lower percentage)


#2

Snatch grip dead… low hips position in the start…as low as you can while having the shoulders above the bar


#3

Hello CT have question on snatch girp deadlift form

There are two ways (to me) of doing it (I use #2):

  1. Your recommendation here, deep knee bend, hips low, chest up bar squeezed tight against shins from start and keeping everything tight (upper body barely moves) while “pulling”/squatting up.

  2. Body more parallel to floor, hips higher. Initiate with a knee bend explosion and pull up (kind of like snatch grip high pull). This feels more powerful and like a deadlift for me.

Which is proper?