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Deadlift: Barbell vs Trap Bar


I prefer using the trap bar for deadlifting....would anybody care to explain if the trap bar has any benefits/drawbacks when deadlifting.

Besides busting my shins on a barbell, for some reason i can DL more on a trap bar...


Sorry to sound like a dick, but your a wimp if you cant use the straight bar.

Straightbar is much harder, i can do 400lbs on a trap but only 335 on a straight.

How many really big power lifter guys u ever see using a trap bar?


Cycle them both. DeFranco uses the trapbar alot with his athletes.