BARBELL PAD H.T.
Double-layered barbell padding thought for the use during the Hip Thrust exercise. The standard barbell padding (like code 9023), designed to be used on the higher part of the back, is not thick enough to avoid pain when leaning the barbell on the pubic area. Performing the Hip Thrust movement requires the use of thicker and denser padding. That is why people often rely on temporary or improvised solutions, like using a rolled mat or a pillow as padding to perform the Hip Thrust.
The Barbell Pad H.T. features a high thickness of the padding.
It is composed of a high-density expanded material covered in sturdy PVC to achieve a hard cushion that helps absorb the elevated pressure of the barbell.
The product is excellently finished, in particular the seams and the dimensions of the Velcro closure. The PVC outer shell completely covers the pad, including the internal part, which is in contact with the barbell: this avoids the shifting of the pad during the use. It has a double closure: an external one in Velcro (5cm long) and an internal zipper that prevents the barbell from entering the opening gap of the pad during the use.
The Barbell Pad H.T. can also be used as a ‘board press,’ which means as a padding between the chest and the barbell for some exercises performed on the bench, in particular when a reduction of the ROM (Range Of Motion) is needed (squats, calf raises, shrugs and lunges). Even if the Barbell Pad was not conceived for other movements than the Hip Thrust, it allows us to minimize the use of a wooden board.
LENGTH: 400 mm
TOTAL DIAMETER: 180mm
PADDING THICKNESS: ≃70 mm
WEIGHT: 1,5 kg
See also the standard Barbell Pad (code 9023)