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Old 11-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #12
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I plan to start both my kids with the Trap Bar before we move on to more complicated movements. The Trap Bar is easy to learn and relatively safe. If they are bending over with a Trap bar, they will surely bend over with a Traditional Deadlift. Proper form must be taught with ALL lifts. For me, the most dangerous part of a Trap Bar Deadlift is at the top where there is no stabilization. The Trap Bar is more of a Squat replacement than a Deadlift replacement. If power lifting isn't your goal, I see no reason not to give the Trap Bar the nod.
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