shrug/trap bar, anyone own one?
02-14-2004 01:07 PM
Absolutely the best piece of equipment I ever bought or used.
If you're a competitive powerifter you'll want to keep using the Olympic bar, but for the pure benefit of the exercise this can't be beat. Trouble with the DB are they rub against the sides of you in deadlifting.
I took mine with be to and from the gym for three years untill that one closed up - people looked at me like I was nuts. But it was worth the trouble as I worked up to 405 X 18 last year on my 51 st birthday at 188 ( damn, just couldn't get 20 which was my ultimate goal !! )
I still use it at home as the new gym I go to still doesn't have one despite having just about every other piece of equipment and machinery in existance. I just do my deads at home instead of carrying it to the gym and back.
Anyway, I saw this thread and couldn't help putting in my two cents as I LOVE the Shrug bar !
02-14-2004 10:26 PM
i talked my school into ordering one for our gym and it should b e there this week. i talked them into it months ago when i read all of ia's stuff. they only order certain times. my question is do you do them the same as a normal deadlift? what form should be used or what would be something to watch for that says you're doing them wrong? i'm sure you don't have to bend over to clear the knee's, but is it just keep back straight and stand up?
02-14-2004 10:29 PM
i'm dumb, nevermind. just read ia's article again and it covers it all
02-14-2004 11:07 PM
She thinks my traps'rrrr sexy!
The gym I used to go to had one with two sets of grips, one thin and one thick. They were both the same distance, one set about 8-10 inches or so above the other. You had to flip the bar over to use the different grip. Does anybody know who makes that bar and where I can get it?
02-14-2004 11:18 PM
Not familiar with that one. The two I know of is the 'original' Trap Bar put out by Al Gerard and the Shrug bar by PDA ( Piedmont Design Associates ). The trap bar is a triangle while the Shrug bar is more of a Hexagon shape. Either one will do and I'm sure you'll progress with either one and love the results.
I have the Shrug bar. I had no modifications done on it concerning the grip position as the 'standard' was fine with me and I'm only 5'6". These guys at PDA were great to deal with and took less than a week for me to get my bar and begin killing myself with it !
02-15-2004 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by 2gcorey
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