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Rob_BushIconCustomised Squat Bar07-10-2011 @ 10:49 
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As promised, and for anyone who is interested, here is brief vid of my customised squat bar in action. I'm comfortable with my depth as I'm not a powerlifter and will never compete in powerlifting. This form is enabling me to gain a lot of lower body strength and stamina so it's all good. I know the poor technique police patrol this forum but I'm not trying to claim a world record squat here.

This set is 210kg for 10 reps - squat bar is 60kg empty and 3x 25kg oly plates each side.

There was definitely more there but it was a long train so I was content with 10.

ThingIcon...07-10-2011 @ 11:23 
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solid work Rob
DomRedshawIcon...07-10-2011 @ 11:41 
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that looks alot more comfortable position for arms to be in. nice squatting
Rob_BushIcon...07-10-2011 @ 11:49 
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Thing said:solid work Rob


Thanks mate.
Rob_BushIcon...07-10-2011 @ 11:51 
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DomRedshaw said:that looks alot more comfortable position for arms to be in. nice squatting


It's really comfortable for me and I've gone from squatting once in a blue moon to squatting religiously on a weekly basis so it's a very positive step for me mate.
martinbIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:05 
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That is a very nice set up
richieallenIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:08 
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nice moves rob, not to sure about the hot pants tho fella.....Grin good work bud
ThingIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:09 
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did you make the bar yourself Rob?
Rob_BushIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:18 
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martinb said:That is a very nice set up


Thanks mate.
Rob_BushIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:20 
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richieallen said:nice moves rob, not to sure about the hot pants tho fella.....Grin good work bud


I know... very fetching aren't they!!! They encourage me to squat mate as I've been enjoying watching my legs grow over the last few months so that's good enough for me. It'll be a cold day in hell before I wear them to Tescos though!
Rob_BushIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:26 
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Thing said:did you make the bar yourself Rob?


I had this version made at a local fabricators. I did have a prototype made using scaffolding and much thinner vertical plate just to see if I it would be successful in terms of me starting to enjoy squatting and develop a much stronger set of legs. It was and it did so I had a heavy duty version made - prototype 2 in vid. I still have the first draft but may cut it down and use parts for future projects.
ThingIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:31 
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you got a drawing with sizes for P2
Rob_BushIcon...07-10-2011 @ 12:49 
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Thing said:you got a drawing with sizes for P2


Yes mate.

PM me your email address and I'll send it to you this afternoon.
brynevansIcon...07-10-2011 @ 14:52 
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What was the main reason you made a custom bar? Do you have a shoulder mobility problem that does not allow you to grip a normal bar? If you train alone obviously it's a bit safer if you get into trouble.
davycummingsIcon...07-10-2011 @ 14:54 
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brynevans said:What was the main reason you made a custom bar? Do you have a shoulder mobility problem that does not allow you to grip a normal bar? If you train alone obviously it's a bit safer if you get into trouble.


Thread talking about the reason here mate

http://www.sugdenbarbell.co.uk/forum/Powerlifting-&-Strong...

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