Rock Hard Bull A safer variant of the deadlift , by more stressing your quadriceps and trapezius instead of your lumbar, is the trap bar (hexagonal bar). By allowing optimal hand and trunk positioning, it helps to reduce the risk of injury.
deadlift at the hatch
Ideal alternative if you:

Are beginner or do not master the conventional deadlift,
Want to reduce stress on your lumbar and the risk of injury,
Lack of mobility to have your back straight,
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