219: Conventional or Trap Bar Deadlift – Science Favors Which?

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The popularity of the deadlift is rapidly increasing with the rise of crossfit and more people trying out powerlifting, but what about the trap or hex bar deadlift. Does it have a place in a powerlifter’s program as well? Today’s research study compares performance and motion difference between the conventional and hex bar deadlift variations and leads to discussion on potential applications of each variant in programming. John always reviews the full-text of each study review on the show, but to see the abstract please go to: This podcast is proudly sponsored by John’s premium exercise equipment and apparel company Barbell 1. Check out for helpful tutorial videos on training and nutrition and the Barbell 1 product line.

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