Exercise Swaps – Bored? Hurt? Switch It Up!
Again, I don’t post this to say this swap should be permanent or that I am against Barbell Deadlifts, but, there are instances where they aren’t optimal.
Swapping Barbell Deads for Trap Bar Deads can be good in a few different instances:
– you (or a client) are having trouble with barbell dead form
– you have chronic low back pain
– you need to switch up your program a bit to get back on the adaptation train
– you have weak quads — trap bar deads are more quad dominant but also hammer the posterior chain
If you must do barbell deads but you need to switch it up you can pull from blocks, elevate feet, use bands/chains or switch up your tempo. (All of these cane applied to trap bar deads too, though)
In the end its all about doing whats best for you and your body. Everyone is different — so never feel bad if the guy who says your shins have to bleed for deadlifts to count says trap bar deads are weak. Tell him he has ugly shins and walk off 😂😂😂
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