Trap Bar Deadlift Exercise Variation

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a trap bar deadlift with a slight variation on its conventional use.  Rather than having the weight/load either side of the body and holding the traditional handles by ones side, he has changed his stance so that the load is placed in front and behind whilst grabbing the outer aspect of the trap bar.  This change in load means that one must balance the load anteriorly-posteriorly to the body rather than side to side.  One must work hard to stabilise the bar so that it doesnt tip forward or back, therefore adding in an additional stability and control component to the trap bar deadlift.  When performing this lift, one might reduce loads compared to their traditional trap bar deadlift so that they can accomodate the additional challenge of the load change and then gradually build up their lifting load.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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