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    Mark Rippetoe talks about why the trap bar is a poor and unsafe substitute for the barbell for pulling off the floor.


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    This was a missed opportunity to cut the trap bar into pieces with an angle grinder. Some poor soul might find that in the garbage and use it.

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    It was borrowed. I hope you don't think I own one.

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    I thought maybe someone bought one, realized their mistake and couldn't return it so they gave it to you.

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    Had a conversation about this with a coworker who tweaked his back last week at the top of a trap bar pull.

    Good video, thanks coach!

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    What a lovely image.

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    FB comments are always fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It was borrowed. I hope you don't think I own one.
    I have to admit it confused me, glad you cleared that up.

    And while I'm commenting, might as well add that you looked good in that video, Rip. The rugged stubble on chin and cheeks suits you, and you're not fat. You didn't diet, did you? Cut down on the booze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It was borrowed. I hope you don't think I own one.
    At first I wondered if you actually owned a trap bar and then I quickly thought about the Jameson / toilet video. I immediately thought to myself "there is no way in hell he owns a trap bar."

    On a serious note, considering the instability one can have with this piece of equipment performing a deadlift, I wanted to get your thoughts about a farmers carry with the trap bar? I sometimes use it in the backyard instead of my prowler to mix things up as its easy to load and drag out of my basement. I never had a problem or any injury with it however I don't want to be stupid as I am not young anymore either. Just looking for your 2 cents?

    Sparky

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    A farmer's carry features a separate wight carried in each hand, moving independently of each other, forcing you to control the swing. The trap bar is not even good for this.

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