What to look for in Manta Ray Home Gym Equipment ?
Focus on squat movement and technique, not discomfort, numbness or shearing muscle trauma. Load distribution takes the bar off your shoulders and spine, and spreads the weight evenly across your trapezius and torso muscles. Bar no longer presses against your neck, and less shoulder stress when holding the bar. Reduces risks of injuries, protects against crush trauma, maximizes mass-building potential. Easy to use. Snap it into the bar to keep it centered on every set. Provides a stronger connection compared to a typical, foam-based barbell pad
What is the advantage of this Manta Ray Home Gym Equipment ?
This is the original Manta Ray manufactured in the United States by Advanced Fitness. Don t accept any knock-off versions. Made with high-tech, polyurethane polymer, virtually indestructible for years of tough use. You could drive a big truck over the Manta Ray, without doing more than marring the surface. When using the Manta Ray, maintain an upright position when performing barbell back squats.
Customer reviewsReal Deal
Advanced Fitness version is the one you will find in most gyms. I have shoulder issues when squatting, and it hurts to have my right arm bent back on the bar. Instead of buying an expensive specialty safety squat bar, I picked this up because it allows my right arm to extend out to the plates and still stay centered on my shoulder blades. I have to admit, I first bought one of the lower price ones you find on amazon thinking they were all the same, but the plastic eventually split cracked. Though this one is not time tested to me personally, they hold up in the gym with repetitive use abuse. This one is the legit one with the manta-ray picture on the back. Make sure you buy from Advanced Fitness. They knock-off had a foam padding underneath as well... which really didn t make a difference.