Whatever sport we play our legs are in use. It is from our legs that we get our strength and stamina. Squats are without doubt the best exercise for the legs, yet there have only been three ways of performing them. The barbell and rack, the Smith Machine and the Hack Squat Machine. The latter two are generally only found in the better equipped gyms. The barbell and rack can be used at home but if the load is found to be too heavy, the only way to unload the barbell is by dropping it to the ground which is dangerous and can cause structural damage unless it is done on a reinforced floor.
Lee Morton who has a background in product development and gym training has now developed a simple, safe Squat Bar system which can easily be used in a home gym and obviates most of these problems. The system has had patents granted on it in both the UK and USA and initial, successful, trail marketing has been undertaken to help validate demand, costs and acceptance.
H-GYM Ltd has now been formed. Lee Morton has assigned his patents and know how to the Company. It is proposed to start marketing the Squat Bar directly to the public in by mail order in the first year. 41 million people actively exercise in the US. Towards the end of that year another product, now in the early stages of development, a Calf Exerciser will also be offered for sale. It is also hoped to obtain other gym products to market under license during the same time scale.
The Squat Bar is designed to hold you in the right position to avoid injury and to target only the correct muscles to enable quicker gains.
The shoulder bar section is 1.5" in diameter. This makes it more comfortable on your shoulders than the conventional 1" barbell. You do not need to force your arms backwards to grasp the bar as you would with a conventional barbell. You comfortably hold the Squat Bar at the side.
The conventional method of squatting starts in the standing position. We have found this to be unpredictable. Whilst you may easily have the strength to lift the barbell from the rack, you do not know if you have the strength to squat it until you go down in the exercise. If you get into trouble at the bottom of the squat exercise using a barbell you have a serious problem. This is where the Squat Bar is at its safest. The weights are never above waist height. If you get into difficulty the bar and weights cannot fall on you. When you are at the bottom of the descent the weight stands are only inches from the ground
The Squat Bar is 48" x 32", so doesn't take up much room. It can be dismantled and stored easily. It is finished in white powder coat.
If you would be interested in receiving more information on this project please e-mail me at the following address. Many thanks for your time. Lee Morton. Lee.email@example.com