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Wanted to play around with some squats today.

High Bar Squat

Used a pair of FatGripz Extreme as a barbell pad. Wanted to see if it makes a difference in the high bar squat.

It's more "comfortable" because the weight is distributed on a greater surface area, but personally I like the feel of a loaded bar digging into my traps.

It raises the bar higher up on my traps, shifting the weight higher up on my body which made it a little more difficult coming out of the hole.

I suspect the Manta Ray squat pad, Dave Draper's "Top Squat", and maybe the safety squat bar has the same effect.

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 320 lb: 3
  • 370 lb: 2
  • 410 lb: 1
  • 440 lb: 1
  • 410 lb: 3,3