Is the Trap Bar Deadlift a Squat or a Hinge?

In the second video you see the same exercise with more of a forward trunk lean and less knee bend.

The cool thing is that both variations are correct ➖ both are going to train the lower body, with slightly more emphasis depending on what ‘version’ someone performs.

🔹 If you want to hit the quads more or use the movement as a substitute for a bilateral squat (which I do), perform the ‘squattier’ version in the first video.

🔹 If you are looking for more hamstrings, glutes, and train it more like a traditional deadlift, do the ‘hingier’ version in the second video.

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