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    What do you do? No squat rack.


    I've just moved to a rural location, nearest town has a gym - but only for senior citizens- go figure! Anyway I've set my own gym up at home. But I have one problem. Last night I almost killed myself trying to get barbells up to do my squats. So my question: what do you do when you don't have a squat rack?

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    learn to clean and do front squats. or do steinborns.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
    learn to clean and do front squats. or do steinborns.
    Cheers. Will look these up. Any thoughts/opinion regarding hack squats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by virago88 View Post
    Cheers. Will look these up. Any thoughts/opinion regarding hack squats?
    1 word, awesome.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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    Zerchers
    Hip Belt squats
    Deads
    Deads standing on blocks
    Hack lifts
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    yea id go with zerchers or goblet squats. or dumbell lunges if you have sme good dumbells
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    Great thanks a lot will have to give all these a go and see what works best for me.
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    As above, dumbbell lunges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob94hawk View Post
    As above, dumbbell lunges.
    I already do dumbbell lunges as part of my program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virago88 View Post
    I already do dumbbell lunges as part of my program.
    Get some straps and do them heavy with high reps!
    Go hard. Go heavy. Never stop.
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    When I don't have time to hit the gym and squeeze in a workout at home I do sets of dumbbell lunges, goblet squats, and squats with heavy dumbbells at my sides. Making these pause squats and adding TUT can help as well, or supersetting multiple variations together to really hit your legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driven2lift View Post
    When I don't have time to hit the gym and squeeze in a workout at home I do sets of dumbbell lunges, goblet squats, and squats with heavy dumbbells at my sides. Making these pause squats and adding TUT can help as well, or supersetting multiple variations together to really hit your legs.
    Awesome idea. Think I have found a solution.
  

  
 

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