Pros and Cons of the Safety Squat Bar for Front Squats

In the last few years, the front squat has gotten a revival as a significant training lift for strength sports other than competitive weightlifting. Together with this rise in appeal came a variation with a safety squat bar(SSB) that is much easier for numerous professional athletes to perform without yielding the advantages of the movement.

This has helped numerous strongmen and powerlifters who have mobility concerns due to their size continue to include front squats into their training. The SSB variation allows these larger professional athletes to train the front squat without having to get into an unpleasant front rack position that may occur with a standard barbell.

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