I just got off the BiggerFasterStronger program at my school. The coach that was training us preferred the hexbar deadlift. Now that I am off the BFS program, I want to know if there are greater benifits using barbell, or if I can continue using the hexbar.
Also, for a teenager, could I get away with squatting twice each week? I know people using gear do each bodypart multiple times a week and I was wondering if a teenager could also do it.
Yes, you could squat twice a week. Conventional DL is superior to hexbar.
Yea I tried using a hexbar and barbell pwns it. Using a hexbar makes it feel less compound then a barbell, I don't know why.
Your back is locked in and doesn't move.
Thanks to both of you.
Two times squat a week is no problem. But don't try the same with deadlift
What is a hexbar? Hexagonally shaped barbell?
I wouldn't say a barbell is better than a hex bar for deadlifting, just different.
The hex bar will transfer more load to your legs (than you back), making it more like a hack squat motion.
BB > Hex
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I wouldn't suggest squating twice a week
you don't have to be on gear to hit a muscle 2 or 3 times a week.
:withstupi just depends on volume
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I find it easier to DL more on a Hex, does anyone else feel the same? I think it's because I seem to use my quads more to get the weight up, I used to use a hex bar in HS, but now it's all about the BB.
Yes, it should be much easier.Originally Posted by gator
Note that a sumo stance is more different in terms of muscle recruitment from a conventional dead than a trap bar dead is from conventional.