Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- A comfortable and innovative addition to any home or commercial gym
- Designed to fit over a standard-sized Olympic barbell
- Offers you new ways to use the equipment you already have
- The Pro style is designed for heavy use
What needs improvement ...
- Need to have at least 45 lb of weight to counterbalance the other side
- If you will be using this piece a lot or in a commercial gym setting, you will need to opt for the Pro version for longevity
Built in collaboration with AbMat and Dr. Kelly Starrett of The Ready State, this hexagonal-shaped pad can help you get more use out of your squat rack. All you have to do is slide it onto the end of a barbell that is placed in a low setting on the rack, counterbalance the other side with weight, and you can do a wide variety of split and single-leg movements.
It comes in two different style options including the Split Squat Pad and the Split Squat Pad Pro. The regular pad is made with a more traditional foam roller material while the Pro is thicker and made of high-density foam. The design keeps your foot locked in place while you perform each movement. It has been designed to fit snugly onto the bar, but not to the point where it’s hard to take it off when you’re done.
Regular Pad is 6”, Pro is 7”
Made in the USA
If you are going to be using this pad in the comfort of your home gym, you should have no issues with the regular version of the Split Squat Pad. If you share a gym space or are buying this for a commercial gym setting, it would probably be best to invest in the Pro option.