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Old 03-21-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
Derek Weaver
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Originally Posted by Matt Matijevich View Post
I have never tried it with a trap bar so I cant give you any info on that. It seems like it may be a bit awkward but I cant say for sure.

You could make yourself some of these. They are cheap and work great.
Cool link. Thanks for that. I've wondered how farmers walks may workout with the trap bar tilting or whatever. Wouldn't have the same issue with farmers bars.

Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike View Post
come at it the other way.

i've used farmers bars for parallel grip deadlifts and vastly prefer it to a trap bar.
I see. Is it because of the set up? I've seen it that some people have a lot of trouble getting set up inside some trap bars. I'm only a shade over 5'6" barefoot.

I can see where the trap bar may be better if you wanted to add some sort of a shrugging movement, but the farmers allow you to get your hands where you want them (ie, closer to your legs).

I'm over thinking this now, huh?
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
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