[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Gremlin is right: the trap bar deadlift would be a much better option. Obviously you need to have a trap bar, but DB deadlifts also do the trick.
The problems I see with the lift you showed are:
Improper strength curve: the higher you go in the range of motion, there less resistance there is because the pivot point makes it easier as you progress through the ROM.
A lot of stress on the wrists: at the top position there will be a lateral deviation of the wrist, due to the angle of the bar. This is very unnatural and puts a lot of strain on the wrists.
The plates may make it cumbersome at the top of the movement.
I’m all for creating new exercises if they provide something better than what we already have. But I simply don’t see this exercise as something that fits that bill.[/quote]
Thanks for answering, Coach.
Back to the drawing board - no trap bar @ my gym - although DB’s do go to 150’s and that is decent, but still awkward to lift em close to body.