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Old 03-06-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
Jacob Rumschik
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Trap Bar Deadlift

Hey,

I have a bit of a problem. My deadlift is pretty weak compared to my other lifts. I have a 285 back squat, but my deadlift is just about 300 or so pounds. I actually have to use straps to reach even that! Without straps i can get about 240-250 lbs. By the way I'm 5'6" 175 lbs w/ about 25% bf. And we have to use the trap bar for deadlifts b/c my football coach doesn't want us to injure ourselves trying to use the oly bar.

I want to increase the gap between my squat and deadlift by about 75-100 lbs. If so i want to be able to do that w/o the straps. I feel the straps in the long run would hinder my performance. What should i do?
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

keep lifting and making progress? unless you have hit a major plateau, what's the rush?
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

Grip work. Hang from a pull up bar for time. Wrap a towel around barbells and pull up bars to tax the grip even worse.

From my understanding, the trap bar deadlift is more like a squat incorporated into a farmer's carry. Not sure what your football coach is thinking. Teaching good DL form would be more beneficial.

As for anything, if you can get a video of yourself using a barbell for the deadlift, you may get some more responses. Could be a bit of form along with a deficiency in your grip.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

Alright, well since they won't let us do regular deads for football, what weight set should i buy so i can do stuff on my own? BTW i'd have to pay out of my own pocket, which has almost 2k but i'm trying to save for a car. So nothing too expensive, but good enough for me to seriously increase my lifts.
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

Check the equipment section of the forums.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

My first question is what kind of ROM are you using with your squats? I only ask because a coach that says you will hurt yourself deadlifting likely doesn't know how to do it properly, and chances are that isn't the only lift. I remember seeing footballs players when I was in school bragging about 400 pound squats when they didn't even use half ROM.
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

We go to or a little bit past parallel while our coaches are the ones checking on how parallel we are.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:35 PM   #8
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Re: Trap Bar Deadlift

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Alright, well since they won't let us do regular deads for football, what weight set should i buy so i can do stuff on my own?
What the...?

Quit the team. With a coach like that, it's not worth your time.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:00 PM   #9
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What the...?

Quit the team. With a coach like that, it's not worth your time.
Slight overreaction? It's not a powerlifting team, let's remember. Agree that the coach sounds a bit dense, but I have heard and seen far worse, even at the collegiate level.
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