Safety Squat Bar – The SS3 - Bells of Steel

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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  2,200mm/86.6″ length  20kg/44lbs weight • Black zinc shaft finish  Thick single pad design • Fully rotating sleeves  3 removable handle types • 1,500lb capacity

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.

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.

So why buy a Safety Squat Bar?

The Safety Squat Bar was designed as a training tool for those with mobility issues in the shoulders, elbows, or wrists. The front-facing, parallel handles give you a safe and comfortable place to hold the bar rather than having to hold a traditional straight bar and potentially hyperextending your shoulders and elbows, further exacerbating a pre-existing condition or recent injury.

The Safety Squat Bar can also be beneficial to those who blast their shoulders regularly, chasing overhead press and bench press gains. Squatting with a Safety Squat Bar instead of a traditional straight bar can help to give your shoulders a break while still allowing you to crush some squats. Keep in mind, the shoulder girdle is a complex joint, and it’s very susceptible to rotator injuries. There’s no shame in giving them a break from time to time.

Finally, and the reason the Safety Squat Bar is found in so many powerlifting and garage gyms across the land is the fact that the SSB is simply an incredible tool for building the legs and the posterior chain, especially the lower back. The SSB is cambered, and it sits higher on the back than a straight bar. The camber in the bar pushes your torso forward, requiring you to resist this forward motion and stay upright throughout the entire lift. This requires more muscle activation in the lower back, traps, glutes, and lats, and these strength gains transfer over to your traditional back squat, and even to the deadlift!

IMPORTANT: The SS3 is designed to fit perfectly in any Bells of Steel rack. If used in a 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.

Shaft 32 mm
Bar Weight 20kg/44lbs
Diameter 32mm
Total Length 2,200mm/86.6″
Loadable Sleeve Length 360mm/14.2″
Rackable Length 1,194mm/47”
Camber Angle 22°
Shaft Finish Black Zinc
Sleeve Finish Bright White Zinc
Sleeve Assembly Bushings & Snap Rings
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Max Capacity 1,500lbs