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Help with Trap Bar Deads

So, I hurt my lower back awhile ago. For the past 2 years or so I’ve been just doing deficit deads, they feel better on my back and also I have to go lighter due to the greater ROM. I’ve recently started doing trap deads as well, after taking a break from them (6 months or so), the problem is that I don’t feel like I’m activating my glutes properly, and I feel like this is causing extra strain on my back.

Any advice? Should I stick out my ass more or what?

May be helpful.

Trap bar deads have been a life saver for me.

I had a nasty back and hip blow out about 5 years ago that I still deal with every day. Went from not being able to stand up, to bodyweight squats, db deads, etc, to PR squats/deads. However, regular deadlifts kill my hips and lower back.

It’s not the movement per se, it’s just the weight forward in a bent position. It took me a few years to realize I just cannot do heavy conventional deads, bent BB rows, bent seated cable rows anymore without hindering my training for weeks at a time.

For PL competitions, not DL’ing pretty much means I do “Bench Only”. Or Bench, squat, sissy-deadlift.

TLDR;

Trap bar deads don’t bother me at all. Weight is in body plane or behind. No pain, better development. Great tool.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Trap bar deads have been a life saver for me.

Trap bar deads don’t bother me at all. Weight is in body plane or behind. No pain, better development. Great tool. [/quote]

Same exact thing for me, I can move a lot more weight and get myself into a much better position.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Trap bar deads have been a life saver for me.

I had a nasty back and hip blow out about 5 years ago that I still deal with every day. Went from not being able to stand up, to bodyweight squats, db deads, etc, to PR squats/deads. However, regular deadlifts kill my hips and lower back.

It’s not the movement per se, it’s just the weight forward in a bent position. It took me a few years to realize I just cannot do heavy conventional deads, bent BB rows, bent seated cable rows anymore without hindering my training for weeks at a time.

For PL competitions, not DL’ing pretty much means I do “Bench Only”. Or Bench, squat, sissy-deadlift.

TLDR;

Trap bar deads don’t bother me at all. Weight is in body plane or behind. No pain, better development. Great tool. [/quote]

Sumo deads?

[quote]niksamaras wrote:

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Trap bar deads have been a life saver for me.

I had a nasty back and hip blow out about 5 years ago that I still deal with every day. Went from not being able to stand up, to bodyweight squats, db deads, etc, to PR squats/deads. However, regular deadlifts kill my hips and lower back.

It’s not the movement per se, it’s just the weight forward in a bent position. It took me a few years to realize I just cannot do heavy conventional deads, bent BB rows, bent seated cable rows anymore without hindering my training for weeks at a time.

For PL competitions, not DL’ing pretty much means I do “Bench Only”. Or Bench, squat, sissy-deadlift.

TLDR;

Trap bar deads don’t bother me at all. Weight is in body plane or behind. No pain, better development. Great tool. [/quote]

Sumo deads?[/quote]

No.

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[quote]UtahLama wrote:

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Trap bar deads have been a life saver for me.

Trap bar deads don’t bother me at all. Weight is in body plane or behind. No pain, better development. Great tool. [/quote]

Same exact thing for me, I can move a lot more weight and get myself into a much better position. [/quote]

Same for me. I was in the hospital for a disk and mild stenosis for about a week in 2011. I still have arthritis issues in my lumbar region as well. If it weren’t for trap bar deads I would done. It allows me to put the weight in a position where I can still pull a fairly significant weight without hurting myself (further).