With a safety squat bar, the weight is positioned in the center of gravity. When first using the Riot Olympic Safety Squat Bar, it may feel as if the weight is a bit in the front, but it's actually somewhere between a back squat and front squat, in a neutral position.
The safety bar is also ideal for training when having injuries or in a recovery process. Limited shoulder mobility is also something where an SSB can be practical. BUT don’t think it’s just a rehab bar. The strongest lifters incorporate this special barbell into their training schedules. Because of its positioning, you’ll be squatting with a more upright back and increased taxation of your anterior chain. It allows for slightly more emphasis to be placed on the quads than back squatting.
Video: 300kg Safety Squat (*with old pads)
Knurling for safe grip
Even though the shape is different, the bar can be racked with most hooks. The diameter of the bar is 50mm at the sleeves and bar shaft. Comfortable and securely: the grip is knurled.
Improved: robust pads
The new pads are made in a one-piece way with a strong Velcro in the back and of synthetic leather. They’re tight fitted and robust, so also with heavy loads it will provide comfortable cushioning.
Weight: 22kg / 49lb
Length: 89 inches
Sleeve diameter: 50mm (Standard Olympic size)
Loadable sleeve length: 39cm / 15 inches
Color: black & chrome
Pad Material: synthetic leather
Suggested max. load: 350kg
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