Trap Bar Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

Trap Bar Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Stand with feet shoulder width or narrower in trap bar, weight to each side. Squat down with feet flat and grasp handles to sides. Deadlift from floor.


With knees and back straight, lower bar by bending hips until hamstrings are tight, or just before lower back bends. Lift bar by extending hips until upright. Pull shoulders slightly back at top of lift if rounded. Repeat.


Not all trap bar designs may allow for this movement. A squared, open-ended trap bar is used in this demonstration. Throughout lift, keep arms, knees, and back straight. Do not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Do not lower weight beyond mild stretch. Full range of motion will vary from person to person depending on flexibility. Deadlift weight back to floor.

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