shrug/trap bar, anyone own one?
12-23-2003 12:16 AM
shurg/trap bar anyone own one?
does anyone own those special shurg/trap bars that go all the way around you? if so do u recommend them over normal dumbells/bars. and are they good for deadlifts? thanks
12-23-2003 12:44 AM
I know I've read somewhere in IA's posts that he recommends them and he's listed at least one recommended site. Might be worth a search.
I do not own one, but have used both olympic bar and shrug bar for deadlifts and prefer the shrug bar. I have much more skin on my shins/knees, and I can pull more weight with the shrug bar.
12-23-2003 01:52 AM
I like the olympic bar better, personally. I prefer dumbells for the side-shrugs. Can definately put more weight on the shrug bar though.
12-23-2003 03:44 AM
She thinks my traps'rrrr sexy!
12-23-2003 07:45 AM
Go to Trap/Shrug Bar
Originally Posted by supersoldier
I used one of these at my old gym and I am ordering one for the gym I train at now. They are the best for deadlifts.
12-23-2003 10:11 AM
I've been so close to buying one for years, I really should. I could leave it at my gym, but I also have a home gym I use, so I'm tempted to see if it fits in the car fairly easily
I've used them before though and really like them, just never got around to buying one.
12-24-2003 02:08 AM
nice, this sounds really good, looks like i know what i'll be buying for christmas =D. thanks guys
12-24-2003 07:41 AM
I bought one almost a yr ago, I weighed 160lbs then, Now I am at 197....... lol, you could say I use it religously. You can go MUCH heavier with it vs. the reg olympic bar, it is the best thing I have evr bought equipment wise. I would reccommend it to anyone wanting to pack on some mass
12-27-2003 08:55 PM
One of the best pieces of equipment invented EVER!
12-27-2003 10:19 PM
I tried deadlifting with it once. I didn't like the grip distance since its set and you can't change it - it was too wide and hurt my shoulders.
01-02-2004 10:35 PM
The trap bar isn't the same for normal deadlifting on an Olympic bar. Stick with the Olympic bar. The trap bar is a waste of money.
01-02-2004 10:54 PM
From your other posts, it sounds like you're a powerlifter so buying a trap bar would be a waste of your money since pulling a lot of weight on a trap bar would do little for the technique that is so vital to your sport. However, 75+% of this board are bb'ers (or wannabe's).
01-03-2004 04:14 PM
Well, regardless of what the want to be, the trap bar is not as effective. It's that simple. You can get a great workout from a trap bar but it's not really gonna build what you can with deads. Maybe for someone with injuries etc but anyone else? No way would I recommend it.
01-09-2004 12:12 PM
I got one about 6 months ago and I love it and so do all my training clients.
Originally Posted by djhex36
The clients I train in my facility are all over 35 years old, with a couple of them in their mid-50s. None of them are interested in BBing or powerlifting (nor am I..I'm 42 and have had some low back problems in the past), so in this case, the arguement that an Olympic bar is more advantageous is moot.
IMHO, it's a great piece of equipment to have on hand and not a waste of money at all. I got mine off eBay. If you go there and type "shrug bar" in the search field, a couple of them come up today, from the same company mine came from.
01-10-2004 08:05 AM
how can you say this? I consider my trap bar the BEST piece of equipment I have ever bought!!! I have added nearly 40lbs to my frame this year, and I give my deadlifts alot of credit for this!
Originally Posted by Future
01-10-2004 02:15 PM
If you powerlift, which apparently Future does, you NEED to do regular deads. If you are primarily a bodybuilder, the trap bar will usually provide better results. I doubt Future has used one to any degree, and if I were forced to pick only one movement for overall mass the trap bar deadlift would win hands down.
01-10-2004 02:49 PM
thats how i build on my deadlifts, that bar is sweet, at my gym though, im like one of the only guys who uses it. its great for doing really heavy weights, cause i dont wanna fall over, and the grip width is perfect for me cause i have a wide grip.
02-13-2004 08:46 PM
I have been using a shrug bar for the past 2 years and it is a godsend for those of us with bad leverages or injuries.We had a debate at the rountable where some actually call it a squatlift rather than a deadlift,as most get superb thigh stimulation.One thing that you must be weary about is that you might not hit the low back musculature as you would with bent leg deads so hypers would be a wise choice.
On the issue of width the "shrug bar" allows more space than the trap bar and the magnufacturer can make it to your specifications.Good luck.
02-13-2004 10:33 PM
i have started to use strait bar... IMO its a good bit harder than the "shrug bar" i would say use the strait if you are a PLer like Iron Addict said.
02-13-2004 10:55 PM
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