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This week's workout was submitted by @hartmanstrength on Instagram. This week we're doing something a bit different. We've had a few questions about using the "trap" bar and what better way to talk about it than right here, right now.

This workout requires a hex "trap" bar, which is perfect if you are wanting to improve your deadlift or wondered how to use one.

There are two handle options with a trap bar (in case you didn't know that). The higher handle lessens the range of motion in the lift, which make it ideal if you're trying to improve your deadlifts. Flip the trap bar over (handles underneath) and you can pull from the floor, essentially the same range of motion on a regular barbell (see below).

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Week 6 deadlift - belt-less 515x5 then worked up to 525x10 low handle @fringesport hex bar. @jimmyd309 @sara_christine_33 @kirbyjt91 @jaffestrength #hartmanstrength #powerlifting #deadlift #americanbarbellclub #abcstrong #5starnutritionurbandale #team5star

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What You'll Need

  • Hex "Trap" Barbell
  • Iron Weights

The Workout

  • 515lb x 5 - high handle
  • 525lb x 10 - low handle

Susie Sebastian
Susie Sebastian


Susie is the Digital Marketing Specialist here at FringeSport. She's a web nerd and loves being a part of the FringeSport team!