Duuuude that are big ass weights. - kneels down and bows head -
I don't seem to gain as much of a leverage advantage on the trap as a lot of guys do. The last time I actually did a workout on one was in 1999. I did like five reps without too much effort with 495, but I was pulling over 600 on a barbell at the time. But as the handles start getting higher, as in farmers implement deadlifts, I get a big boost. When I weighed 185, and not training deadlifts at the time, I was able to pull 735 (I think that was the weight) with an 18" height. I kind of want to see what I could pull on 18" high handles with some specific training on my farmers, now that I'm a lot stronger. I think 900 would be a good goal. Total weight, of course. Lol.
And my shins take a horrific beating on barbells, also. That's why I only train in my sweatpants now. I've always pulled the bar against my shins all the way up.
Well, I'm not competing so I just take the trapbar as a more 'comfortable' way for putting load on my girly frame lol keep it up Eric. Good stuff.