At 50 years old, Dave has been able to be very efficient in his training and keep his squat bar speed much higher than he ever expected at this age, all while using the SS Yoke Bar. One of the things that the SS Yoke Bar excels at is the quality of the pad. While a lot of other safety squat bars have a short, hard, single pads that causes a lot of compression on the spine under heavy loading, the SS Yoke Bar has a long double pad. When you watch someone squat, from a rear angle, you can actually see the double pad concave a bit, displacing the force across the entire upper back. It even molds a little to the lifter during the movement.