Fitness Quest: Trap Bar – Finally Used One

Well, today was quite a day for me training-wise. Because of the ongoing pain in my left elbow I’ve been focusing on lifts which don’t involve movement of the arms. Most of these lifts, oddly enough, focus on the legs. So after squats, calf presses, leg presses, I actually still had some energy (but I was starting to feel it) and there in the corner of the gym I saw it – an unused trap bar.

Even though I’ve been lifting for more than 30 years now I have never used a trap bar. What’s more I’ve been wimping out and not deadlifting like I should so I figured why not give it a try? And guess what? Like Mikey of the old Life commercials – I liked it! It was nice to do deadlifts without hitting my shins against the bar and if it weren’t for the fact I had a little trouble holding my grip I could have gone heavier.

Plus, in other news, I learned about the Jefferson Lift (aka the Jefferson Squat or the Jefferson Deadlift) as well today. I didn’t give it a try yet, but I will next leg day and let you know how it goes.

Onward!