What is the benefit of doing trap bar deadlifts and what is the carry over to the normal deadlift?
When I do trap bar deadlifts I feel it in my glutes rather then my lower back so my thinking is that trap bar deadlifts are more sports specific?
Thanks to all.
Others who actually specialize in this movement could probably give you a more complete answer. However, I purchased a “Trap Bar” in the late 90’s just for some variety.
I found the bar to be very useful and I agree with you, it seems to put more stress on the glutes and less on the lower back. I also seem to be able to do more weight with the Trap Bar. Although others have seen the opposite results.
I think (unless you are a Powerlifter) you should use both. Variety is the spice of life! I put it in the class of the Leg Press machine, which I also use. It’s not as good as doing Squats, but it’s a great piece for variety. I think variety is what keeps you training for many years, and perhaps what helps ward off injury.