The Science of Hex Bar Deadlifts

The Science of Hex Bar Deadlifts

April 24, 2018

As the popularity of the hex bar continues to grow, so has the number of research studies extolling its effectiveness. The lasts appeared in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and is entitled, “The 1 Repetition Maximum Mechanics of a High-Handle Hexagonal Bar Deadlift Compared With a Conventional Deadlift as Measured by a Linear Position Transducer.” Whew, that's a title!

To sum up, the author concluded that the high hex bar deadlift produced greater force, peak power, and velocity than the conventional deadlift.

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