As you increase the weight, more pressure to your joints gets added which can cause discomfort and painful. Luckily, barbell pads were invented; they come in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. They’re typically made with a high-density foam that cushions between the body and bar. These pads are used for barbell exercises like squats, lunges, and hip thrusts. The added support and comfort will allow you to focus more on your form and add more weight without worrying about pain.