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Trap Bar for the Garage Gym

Let’s look at Trap Bars – also called hex bars. Trap bars are bars bent into angles and welded into a hexagonal shape. The hexagon has two large handles combined in the center, so you can step in the middle and pick it up by the handles instead of putting it on your back. The trap bar strengthens and grows the glutes, quads, hamstrings, low-back muscles, traps, lats, and your grip, and other muscle groups. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Trap Bars – Overview Trap Bars require less technical proficiency and are simple to learn, so you can enjoy less stress on your lumbar spine than when using barbell deadlifts. Trap bars are more useful when you are learning to lift because they are user-friendly, assist with positioning, and train you about correct leg drive. The trap bar activates the quadriceps more, and this is because you are closer to your center of gravity, so your body is in a better position to lift. It is a great option if you want to [Read more …]