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?
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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