The Safety Squat Bar has been used very successfully over the past ten years for training athletes with limited shoulder, wrist and elbow mobility as well as improving your posterior chain.
Safety Squat Bar 2.0 – 700lb Capacity – By B.o.S.
- safety squat bar
Decent Bar for the Price
Bar was purchased about 3 months ago, and I have used it frequently since then, at least once a week. Bar is high quality and is super sturdy. Easy to squat without shoulders getting tight. Only 2 reasons for 4 stars instead of 5. One reason is the pad design should be improved. The handle pads slide down constantly. I have changed my setup sequence to push the pads against the neck pad before lifting off. Perhaps a one piece cover for the three separate pads would be a potential upgrage for version 3.0. The other reason for the missing star is the handles are slipping off. This could be dangerous if user is not aware. Especially setting up for a box squat in a monolift, my tendency is to pull on the handles from a seated position. I've made my set up sequence different again to accommodate this (push up the pads, and grip the steel above the handles until bar is set on shoulders) Maybe some screw on handles or a softer, stickier rubber for version 3.0 could remedy this. Overall though this bar is an excellent value, especially at this price point. Thanks Bells of Steel!
Hey Alex, Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad that you are enjoying the bar and we also want to thank you for the feedback. Again, thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Hey, Thanks for the 5-star review. We are glad that you are satisfied. Again, thanks forthe review. Hope to see you soon again.
I missed out on getting the free t shirt with my first purchase but got a great safety squat bar. I would and will recommend this bar to anyone and everyone.
Hey, Thank you for the great review. The bar helps you relieve the tension on your shoulder during a heavy set. Again, thanks for the awesome review.
Excellent Addition to the Gym
This is an excellent bar and great addition to our gym and training routine.
Hey Joe, Thank you for the review, it really made our day. It is a solid product and the best bang for your buck. Again, thank you for the wonderful review. Happy lifting!
Horribly Uncomfortable, Might Be Good If You Are Very Broad Shouldered
I've used several different B.O.S. products at this point and this bar is by far my least favorite. I'll preface this by saying that if you are someone with very wide shoulders, this bar might be ok, but for me, it's awful. My shoulder measurement for a suit is 42", which is pretty standard for a man. Not overly broad, not particularly narrow. I find that instead of riding on my traps, the handles on this bar ride just exactly at the outer end of my clavicle which is horribly uncomfortable even with no weight on it. Lastly, the pads are quite small and thin when compared to something like an EliteFTS SS Yoke, or the Titan Knockoff. Brandon Campbell agrees with me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqg1TEhqjyI Now I don't want to be all negative because there are some positives to the bar. Namely, the sleeve is standard olympic diameter and it rotates. This is quite convenient because with many other SSB's you have to use special collars to keep the plates on because they use a smaller diameter sleeve. Also, typically the sleeves don't rotate on SSB's. My advice would be to...shudder...be like Titan Fitness just this one time and utilize that type of pad design, but keep the current sleeves because they're good.
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The Safety Squat Bar 2.0 model comes with a beefy 700lb weight capacity, striking rust-resistant black zinc finish with bright zinc sleeves and weighs in at a cool 21.15kg.
So you’ve been smashing your squats, hitting PRs and making those gains you’ve been chasing – but, some days getting under that stiff bar is tight and bugging your elbows. Or maybe you’ve noticed some issues with your squat form falling forward too much and you’d like to improve. Or perhaps you are suffering from a shoulder injury and still want to be able to squat.
Then the Safety Squat Bar is a fantastic option for you.
The Safety Squat Bar is the perfect accessory or supplemental movement for the barbell squat. There is a reason The Safety Squat Bar is a staple for powerlifting champions.
Because of the neck pads and handles on the front of the bar, you’re able to squat without having the weight of the bar dig into your wrists and elbows, nor will you require the shoulder mobility to keep your hands on a regular straight bar.
If your squat is a bit too bent over the Safety Squat Bar is foreign enough of a movement to build up areas where the barbell squat might not train while staying in the same movement pattern. The sleeves are made at an angle so the weights will be more in front of you, training you to stay more upright, and tight. The Safety Squat Bar has been strategically designed to strengthen your posterior chain due to the weights being in their unique position and will develop your glutes and lower back that will help improve your deadlift as well as your squat.
And let’s be honest, this bar looks awesome!
So not only will you give those wrists and elbows a break and build great strength in your posterior chain, you’ll look super cool while doing it.
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