Pivot Pad


The Pivot Pad turns any squat rack into a variable-height hip thrust machine. Simply rack your barbell and snap the Pivot Pad on to the bar. The pad performs like a commercial grade hip thrusting machine at a fraction of the price – and footprint. The pad has a soft foam exterior and rigid core.

Performing hip thrusts on a traditional bench can be uncomfortable, difficult to get set up, and uses a fixed height that doesn’t lend itself to proper biomechanics. The Pivot Pad puts the user in a proper position based on their height and makes getting into the movement a breeze. Simply sit on the ground with your upper back against the pad and begin thrusting. 

Though the Pivot Pad was designed to accommodate all types of hip thrusts including barbell, dumbbell, and banded hip thrusts, it is not limited to this single movement. The pad works great for other accessory work including single arm presses, glute marches, Copenhagen planks, and rear-elevated push-ups to name a few.

The patent-pending keyhole design of the Pivot Pad snap directly onto a olympic barbell and rotates with the user creating an immersive experience – almost as if the pad isn’t there. Use the Pivot Pad in conjunction with our Hip Thrust Pad for the most comfortable and convenient hip thrust solution.

The Pivot Pad is a collaboration between Dr. Kelly Starrett of the Ready State and AbMat. Kelly approached the AbMat team and wanted a solution for performing Split Squats using a barbell (Split Squat Pad). A byproduct of our talks led to the creation of the Pivot Pad. A special thanks to Kyle Divine (@kaizendiygym) for his design input.


  • American Made
  • Small footprint (18” x 10” x 3”)
  • Easy to store
  • Soft foam exterior + rigid core
  • Dual material construction
  • Solid molded foam
  • Cleanable, textured exterior
  • Embossed logos that won’t wear over time
  • Patent Pending

Inventors: AbMat team, Kelly Starrett, & Kyle Divine


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