The goal was to create a user friendly free weight squat and dead lift device that allowed athletes to perform max effort squats/deads in the safest way possible.
As a former NFL overachieving athlete who suffered with debilitating back pain for over 20 years, it was personal for me to not only design an effective strength device that would not aggravate my back but I wanted something to also make me feel better. After many years of development, trial and error, I am happy to say that I have accomplished this goal! The Squatmax-MD is the only belt squat device that is a pure free weight movement and where the weight load is centered perfectly underneath the hips versus having a horizontal pull in a fixed path found in leverage arms versions (Pit Shark) or pulley systems (Westside).
THE SQUATMAX-MD IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE BELT SQUAT DEVICE ON THE PLANET!
Adjustable belt that will fit any size athlete
Band Pegs built into loading pin allows the the lifter to manipulate the intensity of the eccentric portion of the lift.
Takes up only 16 square feet of precious gym space and only weights about 230 lbs.
18 inch platform ideal for box jumps, plyometrics, bulgarian squats, and much more
Adjustable box squat seat
Can perform Deadlifts with less shear than other free weight deadlift variations.
Below offers great visuals why our device is superior to the Pit Shark in terms of better protecting this spine and knees.
Inventor of Squatmax-MD and TheHenny
Owner of Overachieve Sports Equipment
Head Trainer at Overachieve Sports
Former Professional Athlete (NFL)