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7/31/12 9:15 PM
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Arglebargle
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I deadlift at home with a trap bar. Always have. How much of a difference is it from straight bar as far as poundages go? If I can deadlift 425 with a trap bar how much could I expect to do on a straight bar?
8/1/12 1:06 AM
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Arglebargle
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Nothing?
8/1/12 1:17 AM
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DaddyO4
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You will not be able to do quite as much on straight bar.Probably between 375-400 would be my guess.
8/1/12 5:06 AM
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Trap Bar is more of a Quad based/Squat replacement piece of equipment/exercise imho.

Prepare to be down about 50kg on your Straight Bar compared to your Trap Bar numbers.
8/1/12 9:23 AM
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LiftStrong
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I actually get more glute and hamstring activation using the trap bar. I pull pretty close to the same +/- 5%. There are a lot of factors that go into it, so I think it will be different for everyone.
8/18/12 6:43 PM
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I prefer straight bar, that being said I can do more with a trap bar. Honestly my reasoning for Deadlift is more of a direct pull (involving more of the back). Trap bar deadllifting feels like more of a squat minus the initial eccentric portion. If I want to squat, I'll just squat honestly.
8/18/12 11:01 PM
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I find trap bar deadlifting doesn't translate over much at all to straight bar deadlifting as it takes the back out of it.
8/19/12 8:20 AM
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KNJacobs - I prefer straight bar, that being said I can do more with a trap bar. Honestly my reasoning for Deadlift is more of a direct pull (involving more of the back). Trap bar deadllifting feels like more of a squat minus the initial eccentric portion. If I want to squat, I'll just squat honestly.

I agree
9/5/12 10:08 AM
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LiftStrong
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If someone could embed the video below it shows a good example for those of you who feel quad dominant on trap bar deads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C89yb5lgro&feature=player_embedded

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