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Trap Bar Questions

Hi @Christian_Thibaudeau I recently started a new training phase utilizing the principles you outline here:

https://www.t-nation.com/training/how-i-added-100-pounds-to-my-deadlift-in-2-weeks

Could you sub DS deads with a quad focus on Tuesday’s squat day? If so, is it a bad idea to do so?

Thanks,
Chris

You can if you really focus on staying upright and mimicking a high bar squat motion. You can even do them from a deficit for more quads emphasis

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best home gym investment was getting a trap bar! one of my favorite all around sessions is doing TBDL for 5 sets of 5 and follow those with ATG zercher squats for sets of 6-10. a loaded carry to end as in trap bar carries or a zercher carry! mission accomplished for me. lower hit as well as the upper back