Anyone ever use a Manta Ray? I read it's a good piece of equipment but I also read that it feels a bit awkward to use. What are your opinions?
I am going heavier on squats but I'm feeling a bit of a "pain in the neck" from the compression. I'm very cautious of my form and know that the bar should rest on the traps but I am feeling a bit of soreness on the spine. It went away in a day but I didn't like the idea of putting my spine throught that every week. I thought maybe this would help and allow me to go as heavy as I want without having to worry. What do you think?
For those not familiar, Manta Ray is a sculpted rubber pad you put on a bar for doing squats. It's supposed to alleviate problems associated with doing squats. Here's a link of the product description:
Thread: Manta Ray Squat Pad