Trap bar deadlifts are the king of all high-performance lift exercises.
Trap bar deadlift
Performance standard: 1RM
- Men: 2.5 x body weight
- Women: 2 x body weight
Here’s why you should do them:
The strength of the trap bar deadlift is a direct by-product of how much force can be put on the ground. All other things being equal, this is the main determinant of sprint speed and jump height. Trapper bar deadlifts also involve the same exact starting position as a vertical jump, as well as the same lower body actions that occur during hip extension.
Considering that trap bar deadlifts build titanium strength throughout the lower half as well as upper back and core ̵
3. Strength and muscle, of course!
Since trap bar deadlifts are the ultimate squat-hinge hybrid, they hit the rear chain harder than squats and hit the front chain harder than deadlifts. Combined with their safety and simplicity, air-termination deadlifts are almost unmatched when it comes to increasing size in the entire lower half, upper back, traps, and forearms.
Related: Unconventional Trap Bar Exercises
Related: Top 10 Exercises For Real Athleticism