Manta Ray helps reduce neck pain during squats

This may only be of interest to a small subset of you gadgetites out there, but I found it interesting nonetheless.  The Manta Ray from Advanced Fitness, Inc. is a patented device that can help alleviate neck pain when performing a squat exercise.  Made of molded polyurethane, it features a notch that grips the squat bar while the contoured shape distributes the weight of the bar across a greater surface area of the neck, upper back and shoulders to relieve some of the concentrated stress in that area.  Available in one size for $39.95.  Also available in a front squat version called the Sting Ray for the same price.

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3 comments… add one
  • blore40 February 4, 2010, 9:18 am

    What is that guy doing? What is squat exercise? What is exercise?

  • Cobin Rox February 4, 2010, 9:26 am

    Hey, I actually used one of these; they’re great. I even bought it at a store. Now-a-days I’m doing P90X though, so not using the barbell things.

  • Craig Roth February 4, 2010, 11:04 am

    Those things have been around for some few years though the ones in my gym seem to disappear from time to time.

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