2. Trap-bar deadlifts
How to do it: Find a “trap bar” or “hex bar” in the gym. It’s a modified barbell. You stand in a hexagonal opening and grasp handles on either side, which is actually better for your body in terms of safety and your ability to move serious metal. “With your center of gravity inside the bar, the hex bar places much less stress on your spine, and therefore is much more accommodating to beginners learning proper technique,” Krajewski says. “Bend your knees and grab the handles. While pressing your heels into the floor, maintain a tall chest, brace your abdominals, and stand up with bar,” Krajewski explains. Lower under control, maintaining your form throughout.
Prescription: 3-4 sets x 6-10 reps w/ 60-75 sec. rest between sets
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