The Trap Bar Deadlift

The Trap Bar Deadlift is one of those great exercises that allows you to train the lower body and core.  Due to the design of the trap bar, the user holds the weight on the side of their body and therefore the weight should load through the body’s midline.  This is somewhat different to a deadlift where the weight can sit forward of ones centre of gravity.

I especially like this exercise for those people who demonstrate poor movement patterns or where I do not have the time to train the individual how to technically perfect the deadlift movement.  The trap bar deadlift also helps train a squat pattern in the client that requires them to keep an upright and stable trunk.

Below is an image that I sourced from google images that outlines the trap bar deadlift in action.









Currently we have one of these at our Melbourne City CBD clinic and will use it for conditioning of our clients.

If you would like to find out more about the trap bar deadlift or would like to get some further information on exercise and training, then be sure to touch base with us at the clinic.

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.