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  1. DanOz

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    Has anyone used one of these devices? Are they available in Australia?

    I know you can buy Olympic Safety Squat Bars, but you cant get a Standard Safety Squat Bar which is what I am set up for.
     
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    I don't think you'll have much luck finding a SSB that takes standard plates man. SSB is definitely a bar worthy of investment though IMO.
     
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    Lol I didn't even think of the plates. Sorry mate
     
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    All good. I know most people don't use Standard these days
     
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    I stuck a Manta Ray onto a Cambered Bar. This is better on my shoulders and still allows me to push upwards on the bar and it will rotate within the Manta Ray. Not perfect, but the best solution I can come up with the equipment I have.

    With the cambered bar, the weights are in a more forward position than with a barbell squat. I am guessing this places more strain on the lower back to fight the forward lean? I am guessing you would expect to squat less?
     
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    You mean you're pushing against the cambered bar so the weights sit in front? The manta ray will force you to use a higher bar position, and once the weight gets heavy you won't be able to push the weight out in front I would imagine.

    With a SSB you generally use about 20% less weight. It will work your abs and upper back a lot.
     
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    The weights sit out further to the front due to the camber of the bar.

    I am probably not describing it well but I mean I can push upwards on the bar to try and keep my chest up.

    I am glad to hear about the 20% thing. My session yesterday was good on the shoulders with the cambered bar, but felt heavier.
     

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