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Open Trap Bar Handles from Rep

Make your Rep Open Trap bar more versatile with these new Open Trap Bar Handles from REP. A trap bar is a specialty bar that delivers equal weight distribution around the body instead of just in front like a traditional deadlift. It is beneficial and versatile, allowing you to step in and out of the bar, and doesn’t restrict the lower body’s range of motion. This makes the bar useful for various movements, such as lunging, squatting, and carrying. Only from Rep: Open Trap Bar Handles The Open Trap Bar Handles comes in different sizes to accommodate different people. For individuals with smaller frames or lifters who want to lift using a narrower hand positioning, the Narrow Handles (23” handle to handle) are recommended and ideal. Standard Handles (25” handle to handle) are common for most trap bars on the market and will work for all-sized lifters. Wide Handles (27.3” handle to handle) deliver a wider hand positioning for people who have broader shoulders or want more upper back and trap activation. All the handles come in stainless steel. The [Read more …]

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Innovative Open Trap Bar from Rep

Trap bars are great – they let you deadlift without the bar scraping up and down your shins. But Rep Fitness thought they could do even better – check out the new Open Trap Bar. It’s the most innovative trap bar in the game – can’t call it a hex bar because it’s open! With an open trap bar, you can perform some movements better than with a closed bar and even execute new movements that are not achievable using a closed bar. It is exceptionally well-balanced and comes with a built-in deadlift jack—one of the best features of an open trap bar. A trap bar you can use for safety bar style squats – and it is rackable? Where do I get one? Only from Rep: Open Trap Bar – Overview The Open Trap Bar has a level and open design allowing you to step in and out of the bar and won’t restrict the range of motion of your lower body. This makes the bar functional for numerous movements, such as pressing, lunging, and carrying. The handles are [Read more …]

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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 …]