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HexBar Variations

HexBar Variations

The HexBar is a great piece of equipment to use to start building strength to create force through the ground - which ultimately is the main power source for a variety of athletic movements, especially the golf swing.

I like the HexBar as it allows you to grip at your sides rather than in front of you as with a barbell. You also do not have to navigate the bar past your knees as with a barbell.

They make look a little similar, can you spot the main differences?

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🏋️‍♀️Deadlift- an excellent exercise to strengthen the posterior chain
🏋️‍♀️Romanian Deadlift - keep a slight bend in your knees at the start, but that knee position remains constant throughout the movement. Think loaded hip hinge - this is more hamstring focused than a deadlift (more glutes)
🏋️‍♀️HexBar Squat - this is a more quad dominant exercise and involves more knee bend than a deadlift. Also keep your torso more upright

🏋️‍♀️Split Stance Deadlift- this focuses mostly on the front leg with the back leg acting as a “kickstand”
🏋️‍♀️HexBar Squat Jumps- careful with this one. This should be a much LIGHTER WEIGHT than a traditional squat or deadlift. We are working more on power and plyometric shock absorption

What do you like to use the HexBar (Trap Bar) for?


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Kevin O’Connor, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
TPI Medical 3 Certified
Owner - Impact Physical Therapy and Performance
Physical Therapist – Laguna Niguel, California
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