B) Is just plain overrated. Either do a proper deadlift, or do a proper squat. Pick one damnit. Moving that much weight is just an ego boost.
Taken from Eliot Hulse from www.hulsestrength.com and what people have told me.
I dont agree with that at all. You’ll get more trap/upper back work from any type of a pull than a squat, so the hex bar isnt a squat (although even if it were, teh squat is so technical that the hex bar might have an advantage there). Additionally, while moving more weight may boost the ego, it’ll also force all your stabilizing muscles to work that much harder. Finally, what’s magical about a “proper” deadlift for an athlete not competing in powerlifting? Hulse of all people is a LW pro strongman, the pick on a farmers walk is very similar to a hex bar dead, are farmers useless as well? [/confused][/quote]
I was just quoting him, I didn’t say I agreed with him. The only reason I put him in is because he is a very well recognized strength coach. Personally, I wouldn’t advocate deadlifts for my younger athletes because most of them are to retarded to learn to do it right. I’d have them do Back and Front Squats, Log Power cleans, and maybe hex bar deadlifts, but the last one would be like a random thing I threw in just to throw them off.