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Gopher Safety Squat Bar


Professional safety squat bar with outstanding durability and comfort.

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    • Item No: 67-678
    • Unit: Ea
  • Orders placed on weekdays before 3pm CST ship the same day.
  • Ideal for users recovering from upper-body injuries, those with limited shoulder mobility, or for added variety in your strength program
  • Cambered design pushes the load further back in the user's stance, creating a more angled torso and forcing greater recruitment of the quads
  • Molded handles allow users to maintain a more comfortable grip on the bar
  • Bar features a polished chrome coating for added durability and a professional appearance
  • Knurling along the bar shaft allows users to feature a traditional back squat grip
  • Padded collar fully-molded over the bar for enhanced durability; moisture-resistant vinyl won't flake or tear over time like inferior vinyl-covered foam pads
  • Fully rackable safety squat bar has a 1,000 lb capacity on 13"L sleeves
  • Distance between handles is 12"W while neck padding opening is 10"W
  • Bar is 89"L, 60 lb

Unique cambered design for a variety of purposes. The Safety Squat bar is an excellent training tool that has a variety of applications. For those looking to vary their squat training, the cambered design of this bar pushes the load further back in the stance of the user. Consequently the athlete must feature a more forward torso angle to place the load over the midfoot for a balanced, full range-of-motion squat. The change in levers enhances the recruitment of the quadriceps which has excellent transfer to field sports in particular in which athletes are often on their toes when running, jumping, etc.

Users with shoulder or upper-body injuries or those with limited mobility will also benefit from the front-facing handles. The handles allow the athlete to control the load without placing undue strain on the shoulder joint that occurs in a traditional barbell grip.

Cushioned collar padding for outstanding comfort. A cushioned collar pad offers comfort for the neck and shoulders, preventing direct contact with the metal bar. The collar creates a comfortable, stable point of contact between the shoulders and bar. The cushioned collar is also fully-molded around the bar.


From Specialty Bar, To Weight Room Staple.

Safety Bars have evolved from that odd bar used by hardcore powerlifters to a must-have weapon in the contemporary strength coaches' arsenal. Athletes from high school to professional levels will benefit from the unique exercises and novel stimulus that can be achieved with their use. Whether you're looking to accommodate athletes with upper-extremity injuries, perform hands-free supramaximal exercises, or simply add variety to your squat programs, the safety squat bar is the tool that will take your program to the next level.


Fully-Molded Pad, Where Performance Meets Durability.

Say goodbye to vinyl-covered foam pads that become compressed and torn over time. Our fully-molded pad is seamless, and features a heavily-bonded foam that will firmly retain its shape over years of hard use. As with any safety squat bar the pad design can significantly impact the bar's performance. The firmer design of our bar pad creates a feel more like that of an Olympic bar in the bottom of squats and lunges. Athletes can change direction with minimal momentum lost; which occurs in bars with softer foam pads.


An ergonomic, comfortable design that athletes will love.

We went to painstaking effort to create a singular molded pad that extended from the bar itself through the handles - a design that comfortably contours the shoulders for a wide variety of users. The bar placement relative to the pad positions the load directly over the traps allowing for greater balance during squats and helping the athlete feel more connected with the bar. 10" between each side of the neck padding provides a safe, pragmatic fit for all. Finally the 15"L handles position the hands comfortably between the chest and neck for optimal control.


Unique coach-centric features.

Coaches will love the nuanced design that makes these bars ideal for heavy use. A chrome-plated finish provides greater resistance against corrosion and blemishes caused by contact with steel plate inserts and racks, keeping the bar looking newer, longer. Additionally the matte-black pad finish is incredibly easy to clean between uses and won't absorb sweat or moisture like inferior pads.


For use by elite and novice athletes.

Ultimately coaches need their bars to have utility for all athletes to deserve a place in their weight room. Our safety squat bar design was created to handle incredibly heavy loads, while also accommodating smaller, less-experienced users. The 1000 lb weight capacity ensures that virtually any athlete in your weight room won't exceed the limits of this bar. Yet the 60lb, 89"L design is more compact than comparable safety squat bars, making them much easier to move and utilize for smaller users.