hexbar and straight
- 07-05-2012, 09:36 PM
I alternate straightbar and hexbar deadlift due to my enjoyment if both and my coach, obviously you should do more with the hexbar but i want to know how much so ima performing an expirement and you lovely gentlemans will be my sample, if you have deadlift both ways will you please tell me your numbers here or pm themhttp://anabolicminds.com/forum/training-forum/198788-highschool-athlete-thread.html
- 07-06-2012, 08:02 AM
I actually think I do more with a straight bar than a hex, though its not much. Maybe 465 to 485 last time I maxed either.
I like the hex-bar for higher rep dead lifts.
- 07-06-2012, 08:12 PM
I haven't done hex bar in ages. Last I remember the one my high school had didn't hold much weight though. I am sure there are ones made to handle more weight. I recall hex bar being easier for me.
07-08-2012, 04:54 PM
I can do about the same on both but the hex is easier on the lift. The straight is easier on the grip.
07-12-2012, 02:34 PM
Some might hate me saying this but "hexbar deadlifts" is kind of a misnomer as they are more of a squat than a deadlift (almost exactly the same movement as a hack squat). Depending on how your squat compares with your deadlift the same should hold between the hex DL and your straightbar DL.
07-12-2012, 02:41 PM
Hex bar is kind of a "deadsquat." I like it especially during busy periods at the gym because while everything else is in use, it just sits there because nobody knows what to do with it!
07-12-2012, 02:44 PM
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07-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Hand positioning on the hex bar reminds me of farmer's walks. If you have strong lats you can probably finish your hex lifts easier.
07-12-2012, 03:11 PM
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07-12-2012, 04:58 PM
Since I DL sumo style I don't have a use for hex-bar.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-13-2012, 12:00 PM
07-13-2012, 12:32 PM
Hex bar is useful too for some upper body exercises like shrugs and rows too. A bit of a different motion.
07-13-2012, 12:56 PM
It's kind of hard, but I used a hexbar for very short paced farmer's walks when I really wanted to go heavy on them. Running around with 110lb dbs wasn't as challenging after a point and I'd just go for 200-300ft laps, which wasn't what I wanted to do (I wanted to do the most challenging weight for 100ft).
07-13-2012, 02:38 PM
I can imagine your legs would keep hitting the bar as you walked!
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