3 Deadlift Variations You Need in Your Training Program
Here are my 3 favorite deadlift variations and a link for a youtube demo for each one.
Using a trap bar vs a conventional barbell allows your body some wiggle room in form because of the placement of the weight and how you can grab onto the bar. If you’re more comfortable squatting than deadlifting for example, this might be a better set-up for you. Also if barbell deadlift tend to hurt your back, give this version a try!
Don’t have a trap bar or barbell handy? A Kettlebell will do the trick! Make sure with this movement that you are still focusing on a deep hip hinge, less knee up and down movement. Also watch that your shoulders don’t fall forward and in, stick your chest out.
This deadlift variation with challenge your balance, core strength and cross-body control, not to mention put your glutes & hammies to work. Start bodyweight and progress to using dumbbells!