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Decades ago, guys used to do deadlifts by putting the bar behind them. This allowed for a very upright position, which meant a great degree of knee flexion had to happen in order to get into position. Due to the execution, the quads got a great deal of work. To get the same effect, use the trap bar deadlift. To make it more of a quad movement, raise your heels.
Elevating your heels will automatically put you in a very upright position and create a mechanical position where the hips aren’t as loaded as they would be with conventional deadlifts. For those with bad knees or achy hips, this is a very joint-friendly exercise that can be used for both heavy progressive overload or high-rep death sets.
I always called it the hex bar DL but yes it saved my knees and lower back
I use that also and but mostly the Cambered Bar. It is bent in the middle kind of like a bow so your hands are at your side.
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