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Old 04-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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I own a Top Squat. It is very shaky and unbalancing at 275 to 315 or more pounds. The handles can move. By this I mean the left one can move slightly up while the right one is moving down and perhaps outward. You get these types of unnatural and unpredictable movements on every rep.

Though they are slight, the wobble was enough to make me comfortable with 275+ pounds. If the handles did not have this tendency, it would be a good piece of equipment for 300-400 pound squats, or maybe more.

Anyway, I made a comment on this article at Powerlifting Watch stating that I did not believe the Top Squat to be the safest choice, and that I felt the buffalo bar was a far better choice for aging men with shoulder/flexibility issues.

Not sure why PL Watch deleted this, and I'm not trying to make this a big deal, but I did want to share my personal experience regarding this piece of equipment.
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