POWER GUIDANCE Barbell Squat Pad - Neck & Shoulder Protective Pad - Great for Squats, Lunges, Hip Thrusts, Weight lifting & More - Fit 50mm Olympic Bars
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I know. I really can’t fathom why people feel the need to use such a thing. It’s unnecessary.” Thanking the pussy pad
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Rumour has it you can tell a serious lifter by whether or not they laugh when the affectionate name is used in general conversation. I do workout with my wife on Sundays (something we just started), but even though I’ve asked her to observe me doing a squat, she has no experience to judge just how well or how poorly (although she suspects the latter) I’m doing. Glad to hear you’re not a serial pussy pad user James. You’re quite right, many times those who use the pad do all the classic mistakes in one. Quarter squatting with the pad and a lifting belt is all too common. “Feeling the weight” definitely counts for a lot. Good point there.The pad will slightly alter the trainee’s center of gravity, causing that person to lean forward a bit more than they would without the cushion. I used to in high school (we didn’t have pads), but would usually just use a t-shirt or something in it’s place.
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There’s nothing inherently ‘wrong’ with using the pad, it’s just unnecessary. I find it’s harder to get fully tight with the pad than without. Without tightness, you’ll always be more limited potential-wise. When I was a personal trainer at a gym, none of my clients — even beginners or slightly built women — used the pad. I discouraged it. Cons of Putting a Pad on a Barbell for SquattingBut that’s due to their limbs. You don’t want to add an extraneous variable that forces you to lean more forward.
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Here’s your blueprint for never needing the pussy pad again. Regardless of high bar/low bar positioning, you want as close a grip as your shoulder flexibility allows. If you go so close and experience joint pain of any kind, it’s too narrow. Widen it a touch. Wow, I’ve never heard about this stigma at all. I only really started lifting in college, though, and no one is really a “serious” lifter to the extent portrayed in the article. Using a pad or not was also just a matter of preference, I thought (I use one). I’m still going to use it, though (sorry). It was nice reading this and learning proper form and posture, but why can’t someone do both?When the load ends up in front of the centre of gravity, you’re in a position of mechanical disadvantage. In this case, what was intended to be a squat becomes a good morning – or more like a good morning than a squat. The pad causes the barbell to stay higher than if the pad were not there. This higher placement of the bar is what promotes an increased forward lean.