by Westside Barbell on November 19, 2019
The straight bar is THE standard.
This is why we use a bevy of specialty bars to improve it. Many of them revolve around keeping the shoulders healthy (bow, safety squat, MARRs, and giant cambered bar). In this way we can train the squat over 90% (not counting accommodating resistance) and keep the shoulders fresh for max presses in 48hrs.