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Trap Bar Deadlift Numbers


#1

People don't seem to post their numbers on this lift very often (probably due to the fact that hardly any commercial gym carries a trap bar). I worked with a trap bar today and I'm now curious about how much weight people can throw around on this exercise. It would be interesting to know your straight-bar deadlift numbers, squat numbers and bodyweight as well to get an idea of how much a trap bar deadlift transfers to other lifts and vice-versa.

Best,
Henry


#2

My best on the trap bar dedlift is 210x3. I weigh 162 pounds and my other numbers are Squat: 185 x 5
Deadlift: 190 x 5.


#3

i tried trap bar deads once. here’s the vid. i would do them again. just haven’t put them back into the rotation.

690x2- that’s all the weight i could get on the trap bar we have.

my squat and deadlift always stay around the same as well. the trap bar may be a little ahead though. when i pulled this my squat and dead were both in the high 600’s, almost 700.

bodyweight was around 270 at this point.


#4

I feel like a weak bitch posting this after meat, but my best Trap-Bar is 555, which was done when my best deadlift was 485. I hit 505 straight-bar, but haven’t maxed out on trap-bar since then. I would say in general for most people, they can do between 50 and 75 pounds more on the trap-bar than the squat.


#5

ive only done trap bar once

it was 5 plates x 5

nothing special.

i dont really like trap bar though, i thought there would be more back involved than there was. good for variety i suppose.


#6

Damn you all and your access to trap bars.


#7

I have one in my gym.

I need to try it.

I will post results next week if I remember.


#8

i have to agree with jtrinsey about 50-75 pound over the straight bar but i think the trap bar and straight bar tend to get to a similar poundage…

http://www.youtube.com/v/o2LY4R6lWpc&hl=en_US&fs=1&


#9

I might be the only person in the world that is weaker on a trap bar with elevated handles (3") than from a regular bar. Seriously holds back my farmers walk numbers because anything I can pick I can walk with.

Just started training it, hit 440 for 5 yesterday, elevated handles, bw about 195. Hopefully after I get used to the movement this goes up quickly, goal is 600 by the Dec 1st.


#10

Did 415 on the TB when my conventional DL was 365


#11

605 for 2… in high school… 8 years ago.


#12

Hmm… best trap bar deadlift = 715… best straight bar deadlift = 650. Pretty big difference, heh. Trap bar definitely is easier and actually feels more like a squat to me. Which is weird, because my squat really sucks.


#13

I wonder what the difference in the trap bar vs straight bar is if you turn the bar over instead of using the raised handles. That 3" could make quite a difference on the lift.


#14