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Comment by Carl Monster on November 27, 2013 at 7:52am

Wow. and more wow.

Funny coincidence, on my deadlift day this week I was doing the basic version, then a guy comes along with the thing you are using; never saw that before. I asked him about it, couldn't tell me how it was different from the standard deadlift though.

Comment by Sean O' on November 27, 2013 at 9:27am

Thanks Carl. Ever since my back injury I cant pull with a straight bar anymore. The hex bar (trap bar) allows me to put the weight directly over my heals and push through my heals into the ground. I hope that makes sense.

Comment by Carl Monster on November 27, 2013 at 9:51am

I know exactly (I think) what you mean; like a squat.

I might try it as my weights goes up; don't want to screw my back up either and I love (ha ha) squats.

Comment by Sean O' on November 27, 2013 at 9:59am

Yah....pretty much like a squat. Even with a straight bar you want to push through your heals when deadlifting. But with a straight bar the weight is still further out over the front of your foot, even if you are dragging it up your shin. It doesn't look like much, but with a bad back that little bit feels like a ton.

If you keep your form good and tight and don't rush your progress you shouldn't have to worry much about your back. Just don't spend years jumping out of airplanes and pretending you are a pack-mule.

Squats are out for me now as well. They turn into a back workout and not a leg workout. So for legs I like to pre-exhaust with the leg extension machine, and then use lunges or goblet squats.

Comment by Carl Monster on November 27, 2013 at 10:10am

I honor your service and sacrifice.

Thanks for the tip; for deads I usually focus on pulling and not what my legs are doing, I simply push with them as a follow-though. Will think about heels next time.

Lunges can be just as "fun" as squats.

Comment by Sean O' on November 27, 2013 at 10:17am

Best of luck. If you have any questions shoot me a message and I will do my best in an attempt to give you an answer.

Comment by Carl Monster on December 6, 2013 at 11:18pm

I scrape. Don't feel it as I'm a bit distracted, but I was told bleeding shins are a sign I'm doing them right.

Comment by Sean O' on December 24, 2013 at 8:07am

Sorry for the delay in replying. I am spending Christmas overseas (vacation) and not online much. Rick - I have not seen a machine for this. If I had I would love to play around and see how it effects my pull. Carl - I was also told that scraping your shins means you are doing it right. It makes sense because you really do want to press through your heels and pulling the bar up your shins means you are keeping it as close to your heals as possible with a straight bar. Merry Christmas!!!!

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