Much testing and retesting went into the Transformer Bar handles. We settled on a proprietary dual-bend that allows the bar to sit comfortably, and balanced on the traps/shoulders without putting any strain on a lifters wrist or spine.
Unlike the safety bars of yesteryear, made with foam wrapped around carpet underlayer - the Transformer Bar has custom made high-density foam pads wrapped in tight-fitting, durable synthetic leather that can take the abuse of frequent use.
The Transformer Bar bracket allows for 12 different angle settings. This is an industry first feature, and we recommend all users read relevant documentation on the bar prior to using extreme settings.
The Transformer Bar allows for 4 distinct camber heights. The first is results in a feel and position similar to a straight bar. The lower the weight horn, the more difficult the lift.
Unlike other safety bars, the Transformer Bar weight horns (sleeves) are machined to exact olympic specifications, allowing the use of calibrated plates.
The Transformer Bar's weight horns are fixed into position in the bracket, allowing for storage upright with your other barbells!
Each bar comes with a easy-to-understand position matrix printed on thick cardstock so you can place it somewhere easily visible in your gym.
The Transformer Bar is practically 3 bars in one. Using the first lever height, the bar’s mechanics act identically to a Duffalo Bar and allows for a similar squat movement pattern as a regular bar. The Transformer Bar also acts like a regular cambered bar, and of course it is a fully adjustable Safety Squat Bar (SSB) with an industry-first adjustable camber angle and lever height. It allows the lifter to control the height of the camber (4 different settings) as well as the angle (variable by 30 degrees all the way around).
The bar is a must-have for the serious strength athlete and strength facility, meeting multiple needs and purposes and allowing for almost infinite variability in positioning. However, just because the bar allows for extreme settings, we recommend all users read available literature and follow all safety recommendations.