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    Milo-Fan is offline Member
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    Default Hex bar?

    Has anyone substituted a hexbar in Pavel's PTTP?
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    Why would a hex bar be an improvement over an olympic bar in the Pttp program?...Dennis

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    I never used a hexbar before. So I'm no expert...hehe..Yes the cog is different than with an oly bar. And heavier weights can be lifted. Is it better? Its up to each person to decide. I ask - if using a bench shirt when performing a bench press -is "better" - if it allows you to lift more weight. Is the objective solely on lifting heavier weights by any means neccessary - or - by improving oneself and the added benefit would be getting stronger and the result would be that you do get stronger in the lifts you do. There was a discussion awhile back about use of hexbars for DLing. Someone mentioned that HBs limit ROM during the lift. And the DL become a hybrid of a squat and a DL - and a squatting pattern is forced upon the body...Dennis

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    How can you squat with "locked knees"?!?!?!???

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    The HBDL is an improvement between the squat & the deadlift. Its possible to "squat" the weight up by bending at the knee OR you can bend at the waist and "deadlift" the weight up keeping the knees locked. The HBDL shares the same problem as the deadlift since you have to retain the bar in your hands. I use 1TonHooks.

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    By retaining bar in hands you train grip strength, a limiting factor for most people in many things. Helps for opening the pickle jar later

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    Pavel's advice (which you sure as hell don't hear anywhere else) of NOT using a lifting belt is one of PTTP's greatest points. My core is sooo sore right now a sneeze is pure torture!

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    I you weren't using "the hooks" you probably also would have trouble holding a fork!!! HAH!.

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