I work 12-14 hours standing on my feet all day. So, I sadly had to drop deadlifts from my routine because they just sapped way to energy. I've been having the urge to start deadlifting again, but not with the straight bar because of the stress it puts on the lower back. I didn't go that heavy on deads when I used to do them. 475lbs for 5 reps was the most I ever done. Do you think the regular high hex bar from cap barbell will be sufficient enough, as far as weight goes? I think the weight capacity is 500-750lbs.
Last edited by Texas Ranger; 03-27-2012 at 04:28 PM.
The Hex Bar or Trap Bar is a great peice of equipment. It will give good work to your legs and hips. Some guys pull it with high hips and will get a pretty good low back workout from it. Other guys will pull with low hips and get a really good quad workout from it. If you are a high hip guy then you'll probably want to supplement with some Squats. If you are a low hip guy then you'll probably want to supplement with some Stiff-legged Deadlifts or Goodmornings.
If you can conventional dead 475x5, you'll probably be able to trap bar deadlift that much for 10 or more. If the limit says between 500-750, what does that mean? You are pretty close to the 500 limit and if you are ever to pull a heavy single 500 on this bar might be too easy for you.
I'm not half as strong as you, so I could get away with the cheaper one, but I wonder if the bigger bar would be a better investment for you?
This may not be of any importance to you, but I did note that the trap bar at our gym is about 12 pounds heavier than a regular olympic.
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