[quote]Professor X wrote:
Colonel Dinque wrote:
The ad says “At Long Last, Squats Are Not A Pain In The Neck!”
"Q: How does it rest on your back?
A: It transfers the load to the traps exclusively and doesn’t involve the shoulder caps. It’s a simple load distribution principle where the load is spread over as much as 1600% more surface area than the raw bar. It’s like comparing a bed of nails to a single nail."
P.T. Barnum said “Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public.”
Any testimonials out there?
I’ve used it. It became annoying over time. The best device made is either a simple pad on the bar or a towel.
I have pretty large traps and the bar alone is painful when I do squats because it is set on a smaller area than someone with smaller traps. Someone smaller could spread the stress out over their shoulders instead of the highest point on their traps alone.[/quote]
Ok, I’m confused.
I’ve always been under the impression that larger traps help releive squat pain. As such I’ve trained my traps in various ways (power cleans, snatches, deadlifts, heavy shurgs). While Im going to assume that my traps aren’t as big as yours, I’m no scrawny bitch either. Having done extensive work on my traps I actually don’t feel any pain when squatting, even if its heavy.
Heavy for me, such as last night, was 415 for 5. I’m sure you squat much more. Was their a point at which you got to a certain weight and it started hurting or have you always had pain at your maximal squat weight?