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Trap Bar Deadlift Technique

Hips down or back for trap bar deads?
Most vids I see hips are down.

To mimic squat pull from deficit upright torso?

Front foot elevated targets hamms & gluts rear foot elevated target quads more?

Do I even need to change hip & torso to mimic squat/deads since using trap bar combines the two lifts to a degree


Dude. Trap bar deads are one of the most instinctive lifts there is. Grab the bar, keep your back straight, move your knees where it feels right (no bar in the way of your shins) and pull it up. It’s like lifting two heavy buckets on a farm or construction site.