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Sting Ray

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Sting Ray

The Sting Ray front squat device is the front squat sibling to the brilliant Manta Ray. Want to know more then read on....

Why is the Sting Ray so special?

Front squats, you either love 'em, hate 'em or have never tried 'em. The Sting Ray is not as popular as the MantaRay but only in so much as the front squat is not as popular as the regular squat. The sting ray clips onto the barbell to assist positioning of the barbell and distribute the load. It's very, very unique and not even pipe lagging can act as a substitute to this fantastic training accessory.

What Advanced Fitness Inc. say about their Sting Ray Front Squat Device:

"Sting Ray"

"The Front Squat is a great exercise for the athlete, bodybuilder, powerlifter, or for people with general fitness goals, but the negative aspects of the movement bring a ton of excess baggage.

Most strength coaches prefer the Olympic, or clean style grip because it gives the lifter a wider rack on the bar and therefore more stability. The problem with this conventional grip is that it's almost impossible for anyone with shoulder, elbow or wrist problems and most lifters lack the necessary flexibility in these joints anyway. This grip also requires external rotation of the Humerus (upper arm bone) stressing the shoulder joint and mechanically causing even more limits on flexibility.

The crossed arm grip has a load of downsides too. Narrow rack with less stability, more crush to the shoulders and it's harder to keep the bar from rolling back into the throat, or down the arms. With either grip the bar can rest on the collar bone, press down on the sternum and cause the lifter to run out of breath long before leg strength. No wonder the front squat is usually tried once and tossed out.

Now, the Sting Ray removes all these negatives from one of the most powerful exercises available

The Sting Ray (Manta Ray also) is made of a high tech polyurethane polymer. This material is flexible enough in the upward projecting bosses to snap on and off the bar indefinitely, but rigid enough in the thicker sections to act as a load distributor. With the surface area of the bar increased as much as 1600%, the biggest problem with transferring weight to the human body is eliminated."