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Safety Squat Bar – The SS3


The Bells of Steel Safety Squat Bar (SS3) helps build your quads and posterior chain, without shoulder/upper body flexibility or injury.

FEATURES • 1.2″ diameter • 86.6″ length • 47.5lbs weight • Black zinc shaft • Single pad design • Rotating sleeves • 3 removable handles • 1,500lb capacity

“This thing is the perfect tool for someone with shoulder problems. A durable bar with great accessories at a reasonable price.” – Radames A.


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Safety Squat Bar: Don’t let stiff shoulders or achy elbows hold you back
from squatting big weights ever again

Designed for those with limited shoulder, elbow, and wrist mobility but beloved by powerlifters and garage gym champions everywhere, the Safety Squat Bar is the perfect implement for developing your quadriceps and posterior chain. To learn more, check out How to Use a Safety Squat Bar.

The high-quality, single-piece padding is dense yet comfortable, and it will always stay in place even during your sweatiest workouts. Want to learn more about specialty bars? Then check out our article: Best Specialty Barbells for Strength Training.

The Safety Squat Bar is a magnificent tool to have in your arsenal, whether you have a pre-existing injury or not. It’s incredibly effective at developing the posterior chain, highly versatile, and arguably one of the coolest-looking specialty bars out there. Give your shoulders a break without having to go easy on the rest of your body with the Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat Bar.


Weight47.5lbs / 21.5kg
Diameter1.2" / 32mm
Total Length86.6″ / 2,200mm
Loadable Sleeve Length11.4″ / 289mm
Rackable Length47" / 1,194mm
Camber Angle22°
Shaft FinishBlack Zinc
Sleeve FinishBright White Zinc
Sleeve AssemblyBushings & Snap Rings
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI
Max Capacity1,500lbs / 680kg

IMPORTANT: The SS3 is designed to fit perfectly in any Bells of Steel rack. If used in a non-Bells of Steel rack that is wider than 47” between the outer edge of the j-cups, the bar is unlikely to sit flat and/or might cause the j-cups to push inwards.

Exercises you can do
with a Safety Squat Bar.

  • Squats (of course!)
  • Lunges
  • Good mornings
  • Various lying bench press /tricep exercises
  • Overhead press
  • Hatfield Squats
  • Sissy Squats

Frequently Asked Questions

The safety squat bar has a 32mm diameter and 2,200mm/86.6″ length.

Without any handles attached, this safety squat bar weighs 21.5kg/47.5lbs.

The safety squat bar has a black zinc coating on the steel shaft and a white zinc coating on the fully rotating sleeves for enhanced resistance to corrosion (rust).

The safety squat bar has a 1,500lb capacity.

Yes, regular 2-inch collars and Olympic weight plates will fit the safety squat bar.

If the non-Bells of Steel rack is greater than 47” between the outer edges of the j-cups, the Safety Squat Bar will NOT fit correctly.

In the box, you’ll find: the barbell itself, two regular handles, two spider handles, and two chain handles.

Covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty, this guarantees that your bar will not bend under normal use and protects against defects in material, function and workmanship.