BARBELL PAD H.T.
Double layer barbell padding thought for the use during the Hip Thrust exercise: the standard barbell padding (like the code 9023), thought to be used on the higher part of the back, indeed is not thick enough to avoid the pain of leaning the barbell on the pubic area. The standard Barbell Pad is that thin because it has to allow a correct positioning of the barbell, while to perform the Hip Thrust is necessary to use a thicker and less soft padding. That is why people often arrange some makeshift solution, like using a rolled mat or a pillow as a padding to perform the Hip Thrust. The Barbell Pad H.T. is therefore characterized by an elevated thickness of the padding and for the fact that it is composed of a high-density expanded material covered in sturdy PVC in order to obtain an hard cushion which, thanks to its features, is able to amortize the elevated pression of the barbell. The product is excellently finished, in particular for what concerns the seams and the dimensions of the Velcro closure. The PVC coating completely covers the Pad, including the internal part which is in contact with the barbell: this avoids the shift of the Pad during the use. It has a double closure: an external one in Velcro (5cm long) and an internal zipper in order to avoid the barbell from entering in the division 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. This is clearly not the main application of the Barbell Pad, but it allows to perform this kind of exercises without the help of one or more assistants, contrary to using a wooden board for this purpose.
See also the standard Barbell Pad (code 9023)
LENGTH: 400 mm
TOTAL DIAMETER: 180mm
PADDING THICKNESS: ≃70 mm
WEIGHT: 1,5 kg