The barbell pad will definitely help those who struggle with weights on the shoulder and neck area
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2017
EXOUS Bodygear have launched an ergonomic barbell squat pad neck protector. Specifically designed to be used in the squat exercise in the gym. The product is 17.5" inches long by 3.5'" wide. The aperture allows for the squat pad to be used on 1" barbell as well as 2" standard Olympic and power bars found in commercial gyms. The product has a groove shaped into the center of the pad which is where the user will place his or her neck so that the pad can cushion the neck and shoulder area and also sit correctly in place to perform safe squats.
Common issues from repetitive squatting in particular using commercial grade power bars and Olympic bars is two fold:
1. The rough knurling which is a roughened area of the bar can graze and cut the skin on the top of the shoulders, this can of course lead to unsightly bruises and skin discoloration.
2. Further more in extreme cases an open wound in a gym is very sustainable to infection from contact with equipment such as the barbell with many other individuals sweat and potential blood as well being a risk to transfer.
The neck protection which the barbell pad offers can also aid in reduced instances of injured necks and shoulders from technique issues, racking the bar on the squat stand incorrectly and general repeated exercise use risk which is a factor during any and every workout using free weights.
The product is made from a high density EVA foam, which has good material properties that allow absorption of shock and the weight being placed from the bar onto the shoulders and neck but also is resilient enough to withstand the repeated use from day to day bar workouts. It also comes in two colors black and blue. One key safety feature which is included wit the barbell pad is two velcro fasteners which help fix the squat pads in place especially needed for use with Olympic barbells which have a wider diameter than standard barbells thus making the squat pad fill out more. the fasteners secure the pad in position for every repetition for complete piece of mind.
The use for the product extends across all forms of exercise where protection and pain reduction is sought. Other notable uses include: use during lunges and also for hip thrusts.
"The barbell pad will definitely help those who struggle with weights on the shoulder and neck area we have found it is proving to be very popular with women who naturally do not want cuts and grazes on their shoulders and are also enjoying the use as a hip thrust barbell pad popular female exercise." Mannie Kaur brand manager had said.
About EXOUS Bodygear
EXOUS Bodygear are a sports and fitness brand dedicated to making high-quality functional products that meet the needs of the consumer. Our brand ethos is “different by design” making new and exciting products that have been designed to offer more function, features and value to what is in the marketplace already.