Today I pulled the trap bar out of the corner of the gym and did dead lifts with it for the first time. Man, do I like those a lot better than true dead lifts..! It appears to move the center of effort much more in line vertically with your spine/core, instead of cantilevered out in front of your knees/legs. I was definitely able to lift more. 30 pounds more x 10 reps more.
So, I guess my question is.... With my primary goal being hypertrophy (rather than performance and strength gains) would I be cheating myself by adopting this as my main way to dead lift?