This is a Trap Bar. Discuss.

This is a Trap Bar.

Discuss.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Curious is the trapbarmaker's art

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      His gains unwitnessed by his own egolifts

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rip got totally mindfricked over the trap bar so he thought to himself how he could get his revenge
      After half an hour of consideration he came up with the idea of putting it into a trash can infront of his gym
      With a satisfied grin on his face he took a picture and uploaded it to the internet thinking of the attention he'd get out of it
      Unfortunately for him people disagreed with him and continue to use the hex bar.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh shit, I didn't even realize that was his gym. What a little girl!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rippletitis cult follower detected. he also got destroyed in the comments and there's a shitload of videos breaking down each of his points and showing why it is completely moronic, e.g.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rippetoe seems like has to many opinions for a guy that dedicated so much time to lifting and was never really any strong

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > and was never really any strong
        6pl8 squat/ 6.5pl8 diddy/ 4pl8 bench
        definitely stronger than you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i saw a screenshot of his comp lifts the other day and he had like 325 bench

          stronger than me but still a dork with opinions

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    trap bars are pretty great for farmers carries which is the ultimate chad exercise for real men and not sissy little cuck boys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is just a achelles tendon snap waiting to happen

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how? tendons usually tear in the lengthened position. there's not really a big stretch doing a farmers walk

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When you inevitably stumble and fall on your calves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >farmers carries which is the ultimate chad exercise for real men
      Yeah chads love to look and feel like medieval serfs so based.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i use those for shoulder and rowing

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have one. Totally replaced back squats and conventionional diddlies with this one superior motion.
    >inb4 muh big 3
    >inb4 but ripplebreasts says you have to squat
    >inb4 herbal diddlies are cheating
    Idgaf about any of that. I want the most bang for my time spent. I do PPL 3x a week with a single big compound for each day, and trap bars make the L day much simpler, with much less risk of injury.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >herbal diddlies
      WTF autocorrect. Hexbar is now forever known as herbal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same and agreed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have one. Totally replaced back squats and conventionional diddlies with this one superior motion.
      same but I still do front squats and SLDL or speed/jump squats and plyo sometimes

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where's the feminine benis?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see nothing wrong with using the trap bar. I’m not a power lifter

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Me and my buddies once trapped a dyel in one of these and left him in the designated yoga area. Doubt he was able to alert anyone to his situation before they closed the gym for the night.
    Good times.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Trap bar history interesting for other reasons….
    Shows that owning a patent is meaningless unless you have massive heaps of time and money to enforce it.
    Shows that a patent can be worked around by making hilariously small modifications to the patented design and then you can claim your design falls outside the patented design.
    Shows that some new designs of exercise equipment have little to do with functional reasons, but more to do with avoiding patented designs.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a good hybrid of both the deadlift and squat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey, where can I buy these colored shirts if they didn't come with my bar?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >This is a Trap Bar.

    >Discuss.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If only you knew how bad things are about to get..

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >trap bar
    >hasn't trapped anyone

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its fine

    just use the low handles

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Traps are gay

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought it was called a hex bar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't know

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My gym has one of these, I only use it for shrugs though

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >open trap bar

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      close it anyway

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there anything wrong with using a trap bar for deadlifts? I see people saying it’s not a real deadlift. But it still works the leg muscles right? Also it’s less straining on your lower back so you can lift more. What are the cons?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Deadlifts are more of “hinge” that focus on the hips and back, while squats focus on the legs. The trap bar is a hybrid of the two. It can be more squat-like than a deadlift, or more deadlift-like than a squat, depending on body position. But both a squat and a DL will be more focused on either the legs (squat) or hips and back (DL’s) than any trap bar variation. Another con is for women and really short men, who might find the hand spacing uncomfortable.

      Lots of pro’s though, particularly safety. Also a trap bar can force a larger range of motion for squatting movements.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gives you moron strength as fast as possible
    Heh nothing personnel kid

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fixes all your deadlift and squat issues. Instead of injury yourself when you start to fail your deadlift turns into a hack squat

    Will make everything stronger youre holding it with your hands instead of your spine

    Often the safest exercise is the best muscular exercise

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do you flip it down to better replicate deadlifting?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        most trap bars have the handles pretty wide apart, so I thing using the high handles are closer to the conventional deadlift, as long as they aren't ridiculously big

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gay.
    End of discussion.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >calling it a trap bar
    Come out of the closet, homosexuals
    We call it a hex bar

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Traps are gay

      >Traps are gay
      if your first though at seeing the word trap is about homosexuals, instead of just trapezoid, you're mindbroken beyond help

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Deadlift cucks absolutely seethe at the hex bar's superior penis size

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I switched to the hex bar for deadlifts and everything improved.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        same. I literally progress faster at conventional by doing trap bar only than by doing conventional

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Explain again how this "reduces" the "risks" of deadlifting?

    If you're lifting heavy (5pl8 minimum) and the trap bar swings but an inch behind your center of gravity, you're suddenly ompressing your spine the wrong way. In a conventional diddly it is physically impossible to bend your spine backwards. Only risk is when you are egolifting with horrid form

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      less shearing forces on the spine due to the bar closer to the center of gravity, automatically a better starting position regardless of body leverages

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Less shearing force
        Um, the spine is designed to resist "shear" (we evolved from horizontal spines) and is poorly adapted to resist compressive forces.
        And a more vertical torso means less stress on the back meaning an inferior adaptation. A horizontal back angle is DESIRABLE you absolutel bafoon.
        The trap deadlift almost certainly isn't safer, and even if it was, it's absolutely useless if you already squat because it's literally just a (more dangerous) half squat. It's so stupid to talk of the trap bar deadlift as an alternative to the deadlift.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Um, the spine is designed to resist "shear" (we evolved from horizontal spines) and is poorly adapted to resist compressive forces.
          is you imply there's any significant difference between compressive forces between those two, especially compared to something like back squat, you're absolutely fricking moronic. you also completely ignore that some people can have issues with the starting position due to leverages and unable to keep the neutral spine, making the sheering forces dangerous
          >And a more vertical torso means less stress on the back meaning an inferior adaptation. A horizontal back angle is DESIRABLE you absolutel bafoon.
          and more weight is being lifted, which evens it out. also, the back angle differs by about a few degrees, you fricking mouthbreather. there are exercises which put even more emphasis on the back than conventional, which is what anyone should do if lower back is the focus
          >The trap deadlift almost certainly isn't safer, and even if it was, it's absolutely useless if you already squat because it's literally just a (more dangerous) half squat. It's so stupid to talk of the trap bar deadlift as an alternative to the deadlift.
          trap bar engages the posterior chain about 10% less than conventional, while providing a much higher engagement of the quads, making it a more complete exercise. there's literally no reason to do conventional deadlift when trap bar is the compound movement and superior posterior chain exercises, like SLDL or good morning, exist. saying that a hip hinge is just like half squat is just braindead moronic

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >can have issues with the starting position due to leverages
            Meaningless nonsense. You don't even know what "leverages" means and just say it hoping no one will take issue with it. Everyone can get into a correct starting position for a deadlift.
            > about a few degrees
            Blatantly wrong and disingenuous. It's obviously on the order of tens of degrees.
            > emphasis on the back than conventional
            At similar weights and ROM? Name one.
            > trap bar engages the posterior chain about 10% less than conventional
            Made-up nonsense.
            > superior posterior chain exercises, like SLDL or good morning
            These are inferior assistance exercises that both use much less weight (especially the good morning), less muscle mass and don't make you as strong. They're also both more technical than the deadlift and harder to correctly execute.
            You are a stupid dyel.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm not the guy you're arguing with, but I just want you to know you're obviously an uninformed idiot. You are the proverbial pigeon playing chess. Don't breed.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Meh I have a 7pl8 diddy (and you don't) seems like I know what I'm doing

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure, and you hang 2 extra plates off your 12 inch dick when you do it, right, just like me? It's so convenient when your shaft matches the diameter of an oly bar, so you can use the regular spring clamps. Dumb. Ass.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Feels good. It's funny because I actually do have. 7pl8 Diddy and that's so inconceivable to you (because you're weak because you don't know how to train and unironically think a trap bar Diddy is good) that you conclude it must be fiction. Feels pretty good man

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll believe you've got a 7pl8 diddly when you post a time stamped clip. Until then, you're just some guy on the internet.

                Regardless, you can be a dumb sack of shit and still work your way up to that. Having a big number doesn't mean you understand anything, and it definently doesn't mean you know anything about a lift you refuse to do. All it means is you stuck with the conventional deadlift. An illiterate moron could do that.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                youre a fat beardy moron whos never done anything except chalk your hands, strap your gay belt and pick up your gay little bar

                if you ever had a job where you have to pick shit off the floor you would know everyone does it differently

                when presented with with an object on the ground theres a million ways to lift it, nature has no bias towards barbells

                the fact you are trying to justify lifting one shape of metal off the floor over another is hilarious

                let people lift what feels best to them, basedboy

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >fat
                im 17% bf lol
                stay mad
                im right
                you're wrong
                and im stronger, more educated, and better looking than you
                and that's just how it is and always will be

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                fat
                beardy
                gay
                moron

                all lifts are valid

                keep picking up your wiener-shaped bar whilst i stand and fight myself out of the steel vegana

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Meaningless nonsense. You don't even know what "leverages" means and just say it hoping no one will take issue with it. Everyone can get into a correct starting position for a deadlift.
              not "anyone" but the vast majority of people. it's just much easier with a trap bar with almost no room for mistake, making it a safer exercise. less shearing forces on the spine due to the weight closer to the center of gravity makes it objectively safer, not matter how you wanna spin it. pretending that everyone has the same limb and torso lengths and can equally easily assume the correct starting position is also completely stupid
              >Blatantly wrong and disingenuous. It's obviously on the order of tens of degrees.
              you are moronic. the difference is about 5 degrees
              https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/fulltext/2011/07000/a_biomechanical_analysis_of_straight_and_hexagonal.31.aspx
              >At similar weights and ROM? Name one.
              SLDL over a much better ROM, as it doesn't include a quarter squat like pull at the beginning, useless for the posterior chain
              >Made-up nonsense.
              yet every biomechanical, like the one above, analysis confirms it. the only evidence to the contrary are morons saying it looks like squat
              >These are inferior assistance exercises that both use much less weight (especially the good morning), less muscle mass and don't make you as strong. They're also both more technical than the deadlift and harder to correctly execute.
              they all engage the posterior chain much better than the deadlift and the weight on the bar is meaningless for the muscles if not taking into acount the ROM, levers etc. you're incredibly moronic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >5 degrees

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My man, I'm living and breathing the difference a 5 degree angle makes right now, thanks to Ford's goddam stupid one year only brake booster designs on my project car. I can tell at a glance that's not 5, but it's less than 10 by a long shot.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/YqYWJCw.png

                >5 degrees

                https://i.imgur.com/KZKf2Z0.png

                [...]
                lmao dis homie doesn't understand angles

                literally blind

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/YqYWJCw.png

                >5 degrees

                lmao dis homie doesn't understand angles

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/YqYWJCw.png

                >5 degrees

                >people can have different setups
                no shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you optimize all lifts to make them as easy as possible?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I guess you should build strength with something like turkish getups then. the more biomechanically efficient the compound is over a significant range of motion, the more effective it is

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the correct way to do shrugs

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never liked it. ROM feels wrong to me

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hurt my back earlier this year and today thought trapbar deadlifts would be a good ideaa. My back is in so much pain right now. Not going to do deadlifts ever again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do very high rack pulls and progressively lower them over time. High intensity + ROM reduction (and slow increase) is the way to fix back injuries, not lower intensity and full ROM.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        While I like the idea I would prefer to do some sissy yoga bodyweight alternative for now until the pain goes back down to a 2-3/10.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The guiding principle with it is that you do a ROM that doesn't make the pain worse and preferably makes it better. Only a single top set of 5. Then rest 2-3 days and next time try to add another inch to the ROM and hit the same weight. If it starts to get worse, you immediately stop for the day.
          I would NOT do the yoga, that shit make it worse and people who prescribe "stretching" for back injuries are moronic.
          Read this: https://startingstrength.com/article/from-crutches-to-deadlifts-back-rehab-101

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >that shit make it worse
            Do you do Yoga? I fail to see how this would damage my spine even worse than continuing to lift heavy ass weight with reduced rom.

            Have you personally rehabbed a bad back?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > Have you personally rehabbed a bad back?
              Yes, I hurt my back pretty badly squatting around 550 a couple of years ago.
              Stretching/Yoga/whatever often make this shit worse. I don't know what the exact mechanism is for that, but know that back injuries are joint injuries and repeatedly moving them through large ROMs where the joint is injured seems to result in stressors that often makes things worse and prevents healing.
              Lifting heavy ass weight for only a few reps (a small amount of volume) through ROMs that aren't painful seems to result in stressors that don't make the injury worse and results in faster healing (maybe because the stress itself cause anabolic activity and more blood floe at the injury site just from lifting heavy as weight).
              So I don't know the exact mechanism but it's what absolutely worked for me and many others.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Stretching/Yoga/whatever often make this shit worse.
                I don't feel bending my spine back and forth would be a good idea either but like the gif I have posted looks like it would strengthen my back not injure it. Have you done yoga at all?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I tried tons of similar PT-escque exercises. I mean, injuries aren't all the same either, but if it makes it worse or starts feeling worse while you're doing it I wouldn't do it.
                My advice is be very disciplined with the rehab stuff and do the minimum necessary for progress and not more. I was very tempted to try tons of different things because I was desperate for improvement, but that made it worse. The best thing for me was that one set of rack pulls every few days. You have to dose the stress extremely sparingly. But yeah I don't know your specifics and I haven't explored every modality. I'm telling you what worked for me; integrate it as much or as little into your rehab plan.
                And definitely don't do sit-ups or back extensions.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >This is a Trap Bar
    i knew we shouldn't have gone to Thailand...

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ultimate DYEL magnet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bigboy is calling you

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love them. I haven't had a gym that had one in a decade an I'm going through withdrawals.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    roll for trap bar

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      #31 is a trap in that you think you’re going to find a tiny little Asian girldick but instead all you get is a tiny little Asian pussy. Now it’s too late and there’s no turning back; you’ve been trapped into having heterosexual sex with a woman.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roll for 2

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a ez curl bar for deadlifts and have the same effect, except I don't have to pay for an extra bar.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    made for homosexuals like trappychan

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like it for RDLs because it lets me do them without straps. I don't like it for any other exercise, just feels fricky. Maybe from lack of practice with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trap bar RDL
      please film this I want to see what the frick you are doing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's a ton of videos of people doing them on youtube.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am something of an RDL enjoyer myself and I can't see how the frick you could effectively do one with a trap bar. The leverage from the bar in front of you enables the correct pattern into a hamstring stretch. My guess is if I look it up I am going to see a bunch of shit that isn't an RDL.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >My guess is if I look it up I am going to see a bunch of shit that isn't an RDL.
            correct

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gets you a yoked upper back
    >blows up your quads
    >more comfy than a front squat
    >safer than the diddy and back squat
    >idiot proof
    any downside can be covered by doing RDLs and BSS. jump on the trap train now before it goes mainstream

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