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Exercise Technique: Applying the Hexagonal Bar to Strength and Power Training

Lockie, Robert G. PhD1; Lazar, Adrina BSc2

Strength and Conditioning Journal: October 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 5 - p 24–32
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000327
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ABSTRACT THE HEXAGONAL (HEX) BAR CAN OFTEN BE FOUND IN TRAINING FACILITIES; THIS ARTICLE WILL DESCRIBE HOW THIS EQUIPMENT COULD BE INCORPORATED IN THE STRENGTH AND POWER TRAINING OF ATHLETES. THE UNIQUE BAR DESIGN MEANS THAT THE HEX BAR COULD BE USED FOR DIFFERENT EXERCISES, INCLUDING THE DEADLIFT, FARMER'S WALK, AND JUMP SQUAT. THE LITERATURE REGARDING THESE EXERCISES WILL BE DISCUSSED, AND THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE PRACTICAL APPLICATION FOR THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL. IN ADDITION, THE REQUIRED EXECUTION FOR THE LOW- AND HIGH-HANDLE HEX BAR DEADLIFT, HEX BAR FARMER'S WALK, AND HEX BAR JUMP SQUAT WILL BE DOCUMENTED.

1Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, California; and

2Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge, California

Address correspondence to Robert G. Lockie, rlockie@fullerton.edu.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Robert G. Lockieis an assistant professor in Strength and Conditioning at the Department of Kinesiology within California State University, Fullerton.

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Adrina Lazaris a Bachelor of Kinesiology graduate and was a strength and conditioning intern from California State University, Northridge.

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