What is a Mantaray? A Mantaray is a device for back squat exercises which are performed correctly by using a medium to narrow stance and placing the bar high on your trapezius muscles. To increase flexibility and balance, elevate your heels on a one-inch board, plate or mat. Proper back squats are performed by lowering your body slowly, keeping your torso erect by using your lower back, (avoid leaning forward) and then push through with your legs. It is important to always maintain control and to avoid 'bouncing' (which often causing knee damage). A Mantaray fits all standard bars, but does not work on Soloflex machines.
*Mantaray is rated as one of the top best buys for bodybuilders! For maximum quadricep development, the back squat is unquestionably, the most effective builder of all.
Deep squatting is highly recommended by many top coaches, especially strength coach Charles Poliquin who recommends Squat down and don't come back up until you leave a mark on the floor. Although the back squat is one of the most effective exercise, many people cannot proper do this exercise because of the complaint of pain or pinching from the weight of the bar across the shoulders. The squat excuse eliminator is a new patented load-distribution device called the Manta-Ray which has been specially developed for back squats.
Mantaray for back squats
The Manta-Ray alleviates the pain from the bar which rests against the trapezius muscles to allow for the full potential gains from the squat exercise. It is molded from virtually indestructible lightweight polyurethane polymer which snaps on to all sizes of bars, and won't slip. One size fits all.
The Manta-Ray can improve your back squatting: Your arms no longer have to support as much of the load trying to keep the bar from rolling off your back.
1. Our patented load distribution device for the back squat exercise. Made from a hi-tech polyurethane polymer, it is virtually indestructible.
2. Instead of the force concentrating in one small area, the Manta Ray increases the surface area by more than 1600% finally making it possible to focus on the movement.
3. The front projections help keep the bar from trying to roll off your back. This allows most people use a more erect posture because it stops the bodies tendency to bend the lifter forward in an attempt to take the stress off the shoulders.
Manufacturer: York Barbell
Brand: York Barbell
45071 Features: -Solid steel construction. -Extra thick cushioning for maximum comfort. -Wheel rollers and handles allow for easy movement and storage. -Rack to hold 3 pairs of York Fitbells. Product Type: -Multi-use bench. -The bench can be put in a flat position. -90 degree incline. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -22". Overall Width - Side to Side: -18". Overall Length - Front to Back: -45". Overall Product Weight: -31 lbs. -Weight capacity :220 lbs.
Goliath Labs Squat Shoulder Pad â€“ Cushioned for Comfort â€“ Reduces the Risk of Spinal Injuries â€“ Distributes Weight Evenly â€“ Helps Teach Proper Form â€“ Blue
Manufacturer: Goliath Labs
Brand: Goliath Labs
Color: Blue /Black
Designed with a foam neck cushion, our Squat Shoulder Pad allows for ideal comfort while doing free form squats, standing squats, and Smith machine squats. One of the greatest controversies regarding squats is the risk of negative effects on your vertebrate. Our Squat Shoulder Pad vastly reduces the amount of weight your spinal column is forced to bear while squatting, ultimately protecting your neck. By distributing the weight of the squat bar across your entire body rather than exclusively on your trapezius and deltoid muscles, as well as your spine, you not only reduce the risk of upper back and shoulder strain, but achieve more uniform gains as well. Our shoulder pad also centers you with the bar and eliminates the risk of uneven weight distribution and tipping, allowing you to focus purely on your form.
80 lb Exercise Weight Bench, steel tube frame, Leg developer, steel weight set
Now you can target upper and lower body muscle groups with the Diamond Weight Bench with 80 lb Weight Set. Easily burn calories, lose weight and define muscles with this excellent weight bench and weight set. Constructed of tough steel tubular framing, this workout weight bench has an excellent user capacity up to 300 lbs and 200 lbs on the bars. Made from high density material this weight set, with its powder-coated finish has increased durability for year-round use. Tighten up your body muscles on the Diamond Weight Bench with 80 lb Weight Set featuring the leg developer which works the quadriceps, hamstrings and glute muscles. This Diamond bench set which includes one-piece standard size weight bar, 2 standard spring retaining clips, 2 x 25 lb weight plates and 2 x 15 lb weight plates. It also accepts all standard and medium-sized barbells. You can assemble this weight bench effortlessly. You'll be increasing your strength and in no time.Diamond Weight Bench with 80 lb Weight Set:Heavy duty, steel tube frameWorkout weight bench has durable, powder coated finishHigh density, rolled upholstery5-position back pad on steel weight set adjusts to chest press and incline press exercise positionsLeg developerFoam roller pads on steel weight setAccepts standard size weight plates and barbellsMaximum weight capacity: 300 lbsAssembled dimensions: 64"L x 48"W x 49"HBoxed dimensions: 48.75"L x 16"W x 8.75"HModel# MD2080
Rep 1000 lb Rated Flat Weight Bench for Weight Lifting
Manufacturer: Rep Fitness
Brand: Rep Fitness
Rep Flat Bench for Weight Lifting 1,000 lb max 11 gauge steel frame, 2x2" square tubing Heavy-duty 2.5" thick pad 12" pad width 17.5" tall 47" long 45 lbs 30 day warranty on pads, 10 years on frame High Quality Flat Bench Features The Rep Fitness flat bench is designed to handle heavy weights being moved without worrying about the strength of the bench. Unlike others tested to 300-600 lbs, we have tested our bench to 1,000 lbs and it still holds strong. Durable vinyl padding with a grippy surface, and a matte black powder coating adds to the attractiveness of the bench. Is Spending a Little More on a Flat Bench Worth It? We know there are cheaper alternatives for a flat bench. What you'll find are reviews for those benches littered with reports of welds failing and the bench collapsing, padding made of cheap particle board that snaps off, and thin pads that aren't comfortable with heavy weights. We've crafted our bench with lasting durability in mind. We won't compromise the safety of our customers to offer an inferior product. Weight Bench Uses A weights bench is great for use in a power rack or squat rack to allow you to do bench presses and other seated or laying down work. Excellent for use as a dumbbell bench as well, it can handle your toughest workouts. A quality free weight bench is a must-have in any gym. Leveling Instructions In order to properly level the bench, do not tighten down the bolts completely until the bench is placed where it will be used. This helps to account for small variations in the flatness of your flooring surface.
Body Champ Olympic Weight Bench with Preacher Curl, Leg Developer and Crunch Handle, Dark Gray/Black
Manufacturer: Hupa International, Inc.
Brand: Body Champ
Color: Dark Gray/Black
This heavy duty 2.5-inch square tube Olympic bench is built for the truly serious lifter. Added attachments to this set are the high density padding preacher curl and crunch handle for you to perform ab crunches for a great core workout. The bench racks are built for either the 7' or 8' Olympic bars. The adjustable weight racks can accommodate double duty as an bench press upright and adjustable squat rack. The racks have safety hooks, as well as, the "no pinch" feature. The "U"-shaped front leg stabilizer gives you an added safety and stability during workout. The high density foam backrest can be put in the flat position, as well as, multiple decline and incline positions. The leg developer has oversized foam pads for safety and comfort and an Olympic adapter allows you to use either standard or Olympic plates.