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Why the Trap Bar Deadlift is Completely Useless

My trap bar is my favorite toy. Them there is fighting words!
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Like I hinted at Mark for me is a mix bag. He is a smart guy but at times he says thing that make me say WTF. I am more of a fan of his original mentor.

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In what world can I pull more weight on a barbell than a trap bar? Even low-handles.

To be fair, I’ve not found any kind of deadlift to be useful.

Wait, this isn’t the flame free thread…

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I can pull more on a bar than low handles. I can actually pull more from a deficit with the trap bar than I can from the floor. My proportions for them is absolute garbage and I genuinely can’t sit in it like a squat. I always have my hips high and pull it like a conventional deadlift.

As far as the video goes, again Mark is just being the ignorant “one-gallon-or-die” man he is. Some will follow, others will challenge. Just do what you enjoy doing and get better at doing it.

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He’s easy (and fun) to mock though, and his acolytes are even more so.

Not aware enough of Bill Starrs work to comment.

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Been drinking the Paul Carter kool-aid I see :joy:

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Burn the heretic!

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Come at me ya bunch of clown dicks.

(I’m never letting that term die.)

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Bill is consider by many as the godfather of strength training for athletes.

Bill starr only the strongest

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I’ve heard that many places, injust don’t know enough about his specific ideas and recommendations to have any opinions.

I believe he had a big hand in Arnold’s training too.

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Dorian Yates didn’t get the memo, I guess.

Literal lulz here. Though I shitcanned regular DL’s a long time I ago I think it’s silly to say they’re useless for all bodybuilders.

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