Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Would you recommend hex bar deadlifts to a non-powerlifting trainee who is looking to build muscle, before they have a decent working understanding of squat and deadlift form/mechanics?
No, for that reason. After, sure, why not...
To me, a trap bar deadlift is just another variation of deads. It takes emphasis off the lower back and increases emphasis on legs. But to do any variation of a deadlift without understanding how/why to do a deadlift doesn't make sense.