The presence of handgrips ensures that the barbell can be positioned and stabilized, preventing the limited joint mobility of shoulders and backbones. High tension in the spine, along with pain and poor posture, would have a very negative effect on the exercise, reducing its effectiveness and increasing the risk of injury.
The presence of generous padding acting as shoulder straps, combined with the grips, determines a greater area of body-to-barbell contact. This equation immediately generates a better perception of the barbell itself and consequently a better control of the load, especially if elevated.
Proper monitoring of the load is fundamental during squat exercises because it represents the precondition for the correct execution of the movement, starting from the research of the centrality of the weight with respect to the body, or better, concerning the foot.
Holding the handles, the load adapters (weight plate holders) progress by about 10 cm with respect to the axis of the barbell, thus determining a forward shift of the weight that is slightly more central than a traditional barbell. The result is a hybrid between front and back squat and, consequently, a more vertical posture. In some cases, especially for beginners, it can help perform the exercises in a correct position and controlling the movement, in particular for what concerns keeping the lumbar curve.
The Safety Squat Barbell represents one of the many unique barbells that can be useful in the research of a more challenging workout routine. In this particular case, it can be instrumental in avoiding some limitations derived from joint mobility that could keep some athletes from performing squats. Thanks to the increased control on the weight-load, the Safety Squat Barbell is suitable also for the execution of exercises like lunges, split squats, Bulgarian squats, and a wide variety of other movements.
SPRING COLLARS NOT INCLUDED
- The Olympic Safety Squat Bar is built with padded shoulders using foam rollers & covered with vinyl for comfort.
- Shoulder support with hand grips & cambered solid bar design helps maintain your squat form.
- Weight capacity: 1000 LBs.
- Works with squad stands, rack, and bench press.
- BAR WEIGHT – 21KG
- BAR LENGTH – 2.2M