I’m a huge fan of the trap bar. Trap Bar RDL’s are my go-to hip hinge movement. I’ve pulled 525 at 220 lbs conventionally, however I’ve gone away from powerlifting style training and work more hypertrophy based now.
Quick Story, I’m a personal trainer at your typical big box gym in Central Jersey. Asked management to purchase a trap bar, of course they declined. Tried to get fellow trainers to throw a few bucks in and buy it to use with our clients, once again no interest. Eventually I bit the bullet, found one from Walmart.com, Priced originally at $250 for a 35 lb bar, on clearance for $90. Purchased using paypal with 2 day shipping. Day of delivery Walmart cancelled the order, didn’t charge my card but still received the trap bar. From $250, to $90, to free. Best “purchase” I ever made.