Sting Ray™ by Advanced Fitness One Sting Ray™ $44.95 (plus $2 s&h in the USA... email firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping cost in other countries)
The Front Squat is a great exercise for the athlete, bodybuilder, powerlifter,
or for people with general fitness goals, but the negative aspects of the
movement bring a ton of excess baggage.
Most strength coaches prefer the Olympic, or clean style grip because it
gives the lifter a wider "rack" on the bar and therefore more
stability. The problem with this conventional grip is that it's almost
impossible for anyone with shoulder, elbow or wrist problems and most lifters
lack the necessary flexibility in these joints anyway. This grip also requires
external rotation of the Humerus (upper arm bone) stressing the shoulder
joint and mechanically causing even more limits on flexibility.
The crossed arm grip has a load of downsides too. Narrow rack with less
stability, more crush to the shoulders and it's harder to keep the bar
from rolling back into the throat, or down the arms. With either grip the bar can rest on the collar bone, press down on
the sternum and cause the lifter to run out of breath long before leg strength.
No wonder the front
squat is usually tried once and tossed out.
Now, the Sting Ray™ removes all these negatives from one of the most
powerful exercises available.
The Sting Ray™:
The Sting Ray™ (Manta Ray® also) is made of a high tech polyurethane polymer.
This material is flexible enough in the upward projecting bosses to snap
on and off the bar indefinitely, but rigid enough in the thicker sections
to act as a load distributor. With the surface area of the bar increased
as much as 1600%, the biggest problem with transferring weight to the human
body is eliminated.
Put this breakthrough load distribution technology to work for you today and get your money's worth for a change!
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