Trap bar deadlifts allow for more flexibility in the movement, higher velocity and power output, and are safer and easier to learn for a lot of people.
Best Powerlifting Technique Articles
Most of the technique articles on Strengtheory focus on the squat, bench, and deadlift.
We put together comprehensive guides on each lift that will tell you everything (yes, we mean EVERYTHING) you need to know about improving your technique and adding weight to the bar for years to come.
Trying to squat with achy knees can be tricky – you don’t want to lose too much strength, but you want to the problem to go away. Here’s what you need to do
Troubleshoot and correct any issues and pain in your shoulders from bench press with these drills from Dean Somerset.
Despite the importance of the lats in the deadlift, their role is often misunderstood. Once you understand their function, it’s easier to use them optimally
The lats are “pull muscles,” and the bench press is a push. Why did people start emphasizing the lats for bench, and is their importance overstated?
This is a bench press tweak you should know about. Learn how to optimize your bar path for a bigger bench. It makes a bigger difference than you realize.
Cuing sitting back vs. down in the squat may change how the squat looks, but muscular demands are pretty similar through the range of motion that overlaps.
The squat has several mechanical advantages over the deadlift, so why can’t your squat catch up with your deadlift? It comes down to one key difference.
You are not perfectly symmetrical. As long as an imbalance isn’t causing pain, muscular symmetry is not worth worrying about. Probably.
How do you fix the sticking point in the squat? You don’t. Here’s what you can do to make sure you’re in the best possible position to complete the lift.