Squatting is one of the best forms of exercise there is. It strengthens and tones a wide variety of muscles including the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves and core abdominals.
As a functional exercise it assists in optimizing your performance in everyday tasks as well as helping to promote better balance and overall stability. Not only that but squats help with injury prevention by targeting essential stabilizing muscles, while also boosting sport and athletic ability. When you add weights, you further increase the benefits of this phenomenal move.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
One of the risks of using free weights when squatting is exacerbating any weakness or injury to the wrists and shoulder joints. Fortunately the Olympic Safety Squat Bar has been specially designed to alleviate pressure on these joints.
Its unique shape and weight placement (lower and further forward) also encourages the proper engagement of core musculature so that correct torso alignment is achieved and maintained throughout the exercise. This furthers challenges the posterior chain muscles giving them an even more intense workout.
Measuring 2.2m the Olympic Safety Squat Bar is covered in heavy-duty chrome for added durability.
A knurled grip and padded shoulder rest means you can take your fitness training to the max comfortably and confidently every time!
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. knurled grip and padded shoulder rest means you can take your fitness training to the max comfortably and confidently every time!
PADDING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
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.
Maximum load weight:1000lb
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.
- 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 – 21 / 22 KG
- BAR LENGTH – 2.2M