Stingray (Sting ray) Front Squat training device
The Sting Ray has become very popular among all front squatters,
in particular cyclists performing high reps. I, Matt, perform high rep front
squats during my diet season and gradually found my own technique to avoid the
bar either rolling towards my windpipe or rolling forward down my arms. I now
front squat with my heels slightly raised (the squat block advertised is good
for this) and do not lock out at the top of the movement. I found that with
my heels raised the bar didn't roll towards my neck on the down phase and by
knock locking out on the top phase I didn't drop my arms. However, it took me
a long time to perform this comfortably and I would've welcomed the Sting Ray
to my training if I'd found it earlier. Pete, GymRatZ owner, is an advocate
of both the Manta Ray and Sting Ray and has
found them invaluable in his training.
Rather than avoid such a good leg development exercise as the front squat I'd
seriously suggest adding the Sting Ray to your kit bag.