Don’t Break the Egg

“Don’t break the egg” 

I am a huge fan of the Trap Bar DL for bilateral lower body strength — it adds in some upper back work, more grip work, less spinal loading, and other reasons make the movement my go-to bilateral lower body lift.

However, there are some issues with the movement, one being the tendency to bounce too much off the ground. The simple fix is to reset after each rep.

In my experience, the problem with resetting after each rep is that the first rep tends to be the worst rep, especially when you are getting into heavier weights. Why would we want to do the worst rep over and over again? 

The solution is light/soft tap to the ground, cueing the athlete to tap so gently that they wouldn’t break and egg if it were on the ground.

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