The trap bar, also known as the hex bar, is a hexagonal, or diamond shaped bar.
The Trap Bar’s hex design and neutral, knurled grip make it the perfect tool for performing deadlifts that put less stress on the lumbar spine. With trap bars the load is centered rather than being off axis like with traditional, barbell deadlifts. The trap bar is great for beginners and athletes with pre-existing back issues and can also be used for many other movements like heavy shrugs.
It was built with the average athlete in mind but tested for the strongest out there. Professionals and athletes use this type of bar to improve explosiveness and power during pulling.