Trap Bar Deadlift

Exercise mainly for back, legs and the whole body

Trap Bar Deadlift Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Standing inside the trap barbell, with your feet a little less than shoulder width apart, and your knees bent. Grab the trap barbell handles. Torso slightly bent forward, back straight, shoulders pulled back and chest out. Inhale and tighten your abdominal muscles.


While keeping your arms straight, lift the barbell by extending your legs and straightening your torso to reach a vertical position. Exhale at the end of the motion. Then slowly go back to the starting position. Always remember never to bend your back.

Equipment required

Trap barbell, plates

Main muscles

Back, legs