The hex bar, also known as the trap bar, is a type of barbell. It is designed to target the lats, glutes and back. Some people use it for deadlifts and squats. In addition, it can be used for a variety of other exercises, such as farmer's walks.
A hex bar can help you perform your workouts in a safe and efficient manner. However, you should be careful when using one. You should avoid over-straining your spine and shoulders. This can result in injury.
Hex bars are made from different materials and come in various sizes. These range from small, lightweight ones for beginner exercisers to heavy duty ones for the more experienced.
Heavy duty hex bars are typically heavier, but they have more weight capacity. They can also be longer, which allows for larger lifters to use them.
While most hex bars have raised handles, some have open ends. These are easier to load and are more versatile. With these types of bars, you can still do squats, rows and other exercises, but you will need to work your core to maintain the proper position.
Some hex bars are even rackable. These can be especially useful if you plan to carry it around.
The size and shape of the hex bar will also affect its weight. You can find hex bars in a wide variety of sizes, including 7ft, 15kg, 20kg, and 25kg. Usually, they are made from circular tubing and chrome finish.