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Safety Squat Bar – The SS3


The Bells of Steel Safety Squat Bar (SS3) helps build your quads and posterior chain, without shoulder/upper body flexibility or injury.

FEATURES • 32mm diameter 86.6″ length 47.5lbs weight Black zinc shaft Single pad design Rotating sleeves 3 removable handles 1,500lb capacity


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Safety Squat Bar: Don’t let stiff shoulders or achy elbows hold you back
from squatting big weights ever again

Designed for those with limited shoulder, elbow, and wrist mobility but beloved by powerlifters and garage gym champions everywhere, the Safety Squat Bar is the perfect implement for developing your quadriceps and posterior chain. To learn more, check out How to Use a Safety Squat Bar.

Want to learn more about specialty bars? Then read our article: Best Specialty Barbells for Strength Training.

The high-quality, single-piece padding is dense yet comfortable, and it will always stay in place even during your sweatiest workouts.

The Safety Squat Bar is a magnificent tool to have in your arsenal, whether you have a pre-existing injury or not. It’s incredibly effective at developing the posterior chain, highly versatile, and arguably one of the coolest-looking specialty bars out there. Give your shoulders a break without having to go easy on the rest of your body with the Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat Bar.

IMPORTANT: The SS3 is designed to fit perfectly in any Bells of Steel rack. If used in a non-Bells of Steel rack that is wider than 47” between the outer edge of the j-cups, the bar is unlikely to sit flat and/or might cause the j-cups to push inwards.


Shaft32 mm
Bar Weight21.5kg/47.5lbs
Total Length2,200mm/86.6″
Loadable Sleeve Length289mm/11.4″
Rackable Length1,194mm/47”
Camber Angle22°
Shaft FinishBlack Zinc
Sleeve FinishBright White Zinc
Sleeve AssemblyBushings & Snap Rings
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI
Max Capacity1,500lbs
WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

Exercises you can do
with a Safety Squat Bar.

  • Squats (of course!)
  • Lunges
  • Good mornings
  • Various lying bench press /tricep exercises
  • Overhead press
  • Hatfield Squats
  • Sissy Squats
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Christopher N.

Most Have Specialty Bar

I was iffy to purchased this particular bar. Mainly due to its pricing. I never purchased any bar for such a price, but reviewing for a week, I was convinced. I got to say, it was worth every penny. It's a solid bar overall. The heaviness of it gives me a piece of mind that it is a durable SSB. The puddings are thick and comfortable on the neck and shoulder. The shoulder pads are in perfect distance from each other. It has great balance when squatting. I love the fact that it forces you to properly squat by keeping your back straight and you could feel good quads working out being focused. Take it from me, I have chronic lower back pain do to multiple life threatening car accidents, including random occurrence with sciatic and a pinched nerve. With that being did, close to 10 years, I have not squat or deadlift. I only did leg press, leg extension, and barely any lounges. With Bells Of Steel SSB, I am able to squat properly and do As to the grass and Lunges with barely any discomfort. I truly recommend this bar to anyone who wants to do Squats safely and properly. As always, a very big thank you to BELLS OF STEEL [BOS] Team and their Team on Social media.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Fitness goal for me is to continue squatting and regain my quads and obviously, increase leg strength.
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I've been missing out all these years...

I was interested in this bar mainly because of some shoulder issues from being beaten up over years of lifting. I must say, this bar is something else! Aside from the very cool optional handles, the weight distribution with the curved ends coupled with having my hands in front of me, I'm re-learning how to lift all over again but in a good way! I'm able to keep my torso more vertical rather than leaning forward. Leaning forward, especially with fatigue, can quickly turn into a back lift versus leg lift. It now feels like I'm truly squatting correctly and with my hands and shoulders being taken out of the lift I feel the weight more where I believe it should be felt. The padding is spot on and I can allow the bar to "roll" back on my traps as my hands can keep the bar from rolling too far back with little to no effort, but this is very important and it reduces pressure and fatigue across the back of my neck (caused by the pads).

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Keep Getting Stronger!
Ken P.

Game Changer

This bar is now my go to for squats. I was experiencing trap/rhomboid pain with a power bar, gotta love the 50s. With this bar, I squat pain free. The camber was easy to get used to and only cost 20 lbs from my working sets. Well worth it to be pain free.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: To beat back Father Time.

Bells of Steel

We love to hear this bar is keeping you pain free. We want you to beat father time and keep squatting! Enjoy the fight, Erica and the B.o.S crew!

Jeff W.

SS3 Review

So far the bar has been good. The longer handles allow for better balance of the bar, especially when taking the hands off the bar to do eccentric overload and then concentric assisted lifts. The shorter handles don’t balance the bar as well. Shoulder and neck padding is very comfortable. It has been a great purchase for us.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength

Bells of Steel

Hey Jeff, Thanks for the five-star review. The SS3 is a game-changer! Glad you're trying out the different handles and putting the bar to good use! Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew

Eric N.

Safety squat bar

The SSB is a joy. I thought my squating days were over due to a limited range of motion in my shoulders. Not so with the safety squat bar. It makes squats enjoyable again!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Keeping old age at bay

Bells of Steel

Hi Eric! Thanks for the awesome review on the SSB! Happy to hear your squats are enjoyable again and we can keep you physically fit and give your shoulder a break. Like a bottle of wine, you can get better with age with the right care! Enjoy your gainz! Irene and the B.o.S. Crew