Friday, August 3, 2012

Received My New Shrug/Trap Bar from Amazon

The Cap Barbell shrug bar cost me $85 with free shipping. It weighs about 51.4 pounds (23.3 kilo) and holds up to 750 pounds (340 kilo). I had a great workout with it.

It's perfect for me as it has become really hard for me to function following a deadlift and squat day. The bar was invented by powerlifter Al Gerard, who was trying to find a way to train around a recurring lower back injury. It is supposed to be easier on the spine and feels more powerful.

My first workout with it felt great, we will see how the rest go. No lower back pain so far.

Swinton, PA, Stewart, A, Agouris, I, Keogh, JWL, and Lloyd, R. A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. J Strength Cond Res 25(7): 2000-2009, 2011