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SB-1 - Rogue Safety Squat Bar


Rogue Safety Squat Bar doesn't make squatting any easier.

The weight distribution is unique to this bar. Training with the Rogue Safety Squat bar is known to tax your anterior chain; the weight distribution falls between the front squat and the high-bar back squat to vary your power output training. This bar is a safer option for intense squat progressions or maximum load lifts.This bar is known to increase your maximum working weight when compared to the traditional back squat.


  • Weight: 70LB
  • 1.5" diameter formed solid steel shaft
  • 1" diameter formed solid steel handles
  • Machined Olympic sleeves
  • Fully welded design
  • Heavy duty vinyl and closed cell foam pads

*This bar has a powdercoated finish.  Loading with plates will cause the finish on the sleeves to wear.


Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Product Weight 70lb
Length 89"
Width 21"
Height 10"
Diameter 1.5"
Steel Notes 1.5" Solid Round
Upholstery Vinyl │ Urethane Topcoat
Foam Type Closed Cell Foam
Other Product Specs Tested at 1000 lbs. 5 ½" on center sleeve drop from shaft
Made In USA Yes
Bar Use Specialty
SB-1 - Rogue Safety Squat Bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expected gains from the beginning I can easily squat 285 with my straight oly bar but lift actually went down to 250 (8 reps) with this bar. Guess it just takes some getting used to.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squatting again and loving it! Poor shoulder mobility put a damper on squatting for me as I had to have my hands all the way out by the weight, which always made me afraid of smashing my fingers when re-racking the weight. Can't remember the last time I squatted any kind of weight....even up to 185. Now, back at it and my legs are loving it, and no discomfort or hand worry in moving up quickly in weight. Love it!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenging Use this at my gym, by far one of the most taxing squat routines I've ever done. It takes a couple of steps to get the balance right, however once that happens this is a phenomenal piece of equipment
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Actually Allowed Me To Squat Again !! I'm 45 have had back problems, abdominal surgeries , and a knee that's due for social security. Oh yeah, I have a torn tendon my rotator cuff. Guess what, I can squat nice and deep with no pain. No belt either. I have to say I'll be buying one of these on the near future so no leg day will be without this bar. If making a home gym, this is a MUST HAVE.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Shoulder Post-Op Two years ago my shoulder was operated on to repair a Cuff Tear. I was not able to squat with a barbell for 8 months. 3 weeks ago I got the other shoulder done. I was not going to wait another 6-8 months to squat. Tested the bar yesterday, after receiving.........perfect. I can start squatting as soon as I am able to load the bar. I shopped around and found other safety squat bars for less. I have spent in excess of $10,000 at Rogue over the past few years building my home gym. Rogue has never disappointed me. Went with Rogue quality in the end.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar for shoulder injury! I bought this bar due to 3 tears in my shoulder and I was missed doing my squats. Now I can do squats with this bar due to the different hand position were on reguar bar I can not get my arm to hold the bar. I would recommend this bar for any gym or personal use due to injury.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Alright Bar works fine. I have never used a safety squat bar with this thin of padding. I prefer bars with much thicker padding. I can then hold onto the padding instead of the handles for a firmer set-up with the bar. It will be interesting to see what the bar looks like in a year.
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squats were meant to be done with this bar! This is the absolute perfect bar to use for squats for anyone with any shoulder/neck issue. My right shoulder socket is busted limiting my range of motion significantly and i was always limited to front squats with barbells or the smith machine rear squat (which is really a no-no anyway). That is, until I noticed the Safety Squat Bar by Rogue and it is perfect from every angle. The bar is solid and I am sure as a result will be very durable, it looks great on my power rack, the padding for the neck and shoulders is perfect and any tension on my shoulders is entirely removed thanks to the location of the grips (in front and below shoulder height) and I can squat again normally! This is a must have for people with any shoulder or neck issues and has become a life saver for me. A friend of mine with no shoulder issues, who does not like squats with barbells due to his perceived sense of pressure it puts on his neck absolutely loves this bar and insists on using it when he comes over to my home gym. Mark Bell's video on how to get under the bar and using it for box squats is also very nice. All the speciality bars from Rogue don't need special collars either - so thats great. Minor gripe about some of the Rogue products is the paint does begin to peel over time, but I don't think this is unexpected when you have solid steel underneath. All in all, i give this bar 5 stars.
Date published: 2014-08-09
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