The hex bar is my friend

So, a while back, I stopped doing barbell lifts because they had given me incapacitating tendonitis. I switched over to kettlebells, dumbbells, and body-weight exercises.

I like all of those, but I missed the satisfaction of a nice barbell deadlift — of just hauling that damn weight off of the floor.

Yesterday I remembered that my YMCA has a hex bar. This is exciting! The grip, as you can see in the image, is different. So yesterday I tried deadlifts with the hex bar.

I was very pleased to see that I have not lost any ground on my deadlift. I could lift about what I could a year ago! Now I can try to advance further, without destroying my arms.



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