What is the opinion of Reddit about the
BEAR Strength & Conditioning Barbell Squat Pad – Black?

A total of 12 reviews of this product on Reddit.

12 points

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8th Jul 2018

What kind of pad do you use? I used to get bruises when I used folded towels and folded foam pads, but I bought this type and don’t have the problem any more. If you already use a pad, post a vid of your form and we can give you more feedback. Good luck!

3 points

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16th Oct 2018

Purchasing a barbell pad is 100% worth it. Here’s a good one, but Amazon has a lot. Just make sure you get one that’s at least 1.25″ thick per side. Some cheaper ones are more like 0.75″ and they are pretty pointless.

1 point

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1st Dec 2020

I’ve had this one for 4 years now and it’s held up great. I routinely use it for 315lb hip thrusts and have maxed out at 515lbs. Obviously the higher the weight you go you’ll still have some bruising and tenderness but this pad makes hip thrusting as pain free as can be.

1 point

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12th Nov 2020

Barbell should go across the hip joints themselves (the crease where your thigh meets your torso). I’ve had this barbell pad for four years and it does a good job of protecting me from bruises even as I’m hip thrusting 200+kg.

1 point

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27th Apr 2019

I’ve been using this pad since I bought it in November 2016 at least once a week. I am ten lbs away from hip thrusting 500lbs and it keeps my pelvis and flesh relatively protected from pain and bruising.

As for a foam roller…I have the 18″ Amazon basics one and it works great for me!

1 point

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17th Nov 2017

Hip thrusts are by far the best by a mile, and it sounds like you just need a better bar pad. They can be very very painful with any amount of weight on the bar if you don’t have a good pad.

Try any variation of pad like:https://www.amazon.com/BEAR-Strength-Conditioning-Barbell-Squat/dp/B016LG88AU/ref=as_at?imprToken=ZBpJUv0f.Pq7Yx-22OiSEA&slotNum=1&ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=kahg-20&linkId=9937c9db546d1fc5690e3ced11957f92

Another poster posted a very similar pad. I’ve used similar pads up to 3 plates on each side without discomfort. Should fix your problem 🙂

1 point

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6th Apr 2017

I do this exact thing for seated calf raises. The squat pad is definitely required. I use this one, it’s extra squishy and makes it comfortable for my knees. Try and get the weight as close as possible over your Tibias, without risking the bar falling off your knees.

For extra RoM (extension), put your feet on an additional plate lying on the floor.

6 points

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13th Jul 2021

I had this one no joke for almost 5 years before it started splitting in the center. I just bought this one to replace it and it’s like a heavy cloud resting on my pelvis.

2 points

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25th Nov 2020

I have this one that I’ve been using for 4 years now! It helps a lot even over 300++ lbs.

1 point

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4th Nov 2020

I’ve had this bad boy for four years and it helps cushion my bones even as I hip thrust over 300, 400lbs.

1 point

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5th Mar 2020

This is the one I’m currently using ! Haven’t had any pain or anything with it and it’s super high quality but I’m sure there are cheaper ones on amazon too!

1 point

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20th Feb 2018

I do! here is a link to the one I ordered. I got it in November 2016 and use it probably twice a week since then and it’s still in great shape.