How do you think these hold up compared to a trap Bar deadlift?
I could get my hands on some Olympic dumbbells but don’t like the idea of splashing out on a trap Bar and leaving it at the gym
PS-what is the maximum load you have put on to an Olympic dumbbell? We only have the ready-made ones at our gym and they only go up to 40 kg/90 pounds[/quote]
I have done dumbell deadlifts one-side at a time and they are killer, but you have to stay. I have put 135 on my adjustible dumbells at home, but I wouldn’t do that on a pressing movement for safety sake.
One type of set I’ve done with a 135 DB:
First, deadlift it suitcase style on the right, set it down in front of you. Pick it up with the left hand and set it down on your left side, then repeat back to the other side.
I really think the Trap Bar is good for sports because it gets the bar/dumbell out of the way.