Since switching gyms, did my first deadlift session with a trap bar the other night, and somethings been bugging me since then.
Why did it feel so much easier than the same weight with a conventional bar?
I was doing 5x5 @ 330lbs, which is a little under my straight bar reps PR (350ish, 160kg whatver that is in lbs), and every rep felt easy. Had to take half the rest I would usually.
The bar is a little weird in that the grips are about an inch or two higher than the rest of the bar, rather than at the same height, so is it due to the lever making it an easier lift? Or was I just having a strong day?! Felt the lift more in my glutes and hams than straight bar.
Apologies for a stupid question, but as I'm training by myself and trying to work out if this lift is any good, I thought I'd ask.