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lzaar 07-21-2012 09:55 AM

Gym dont have squat racks
My gym does not have squat racks. What can I do or what should I do?

big_swede 07-21-2012 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by lzaar (Post 261139)
My gym does not have squat racks. What can I do or what should I do?

Find a new gym.

bruteforce 07-21-2012 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by big_swede (Post 261150)
Find a new gym.

Pretty much.

You can, however, still do deadlifts, lunges, cleans, snatches, and they probably have a leg press. If you can't make it to another gym, you can at least work on those movements and give your legs some good work.

Also, ask them to install a squat rack. They may say no, but theres always a chance they will oblige.

BendtheBar 07-21-2012 11:11 AM

I see this question a lot. Like Swede said, the big one is find a new gym. If that's not possible consider a rack at home. You can get a workable set up, with weights, for $1000.

Beyond that you have leg presses, goblet squats, clean into front squats, lunges, etc.

JacktheThriller 07-22-2012 02:00 AM

get a big guy to put a loaded bar on your back lol

IronManlet 07-22-2012 04:13 AM

Long term: Try to acquire one either from management or a new gym.


Power clean until you can pull up decent weight to your shoulders for front squats - focus on other movements such as the deadlift.


Load weight on top of boxes which you can then unrack from and squat (albeit without pins).


Zerchers and Steinborn squats.

leefarley 07-22-2012 07:29 AM

i use squat stands at home not as safe as a squat a rack but allows me to get some heavy weight on my back.Or you could do dumbbell squats but it is hard to go heavy with them after a while.

Off Road 07-22-2012 09:35 AM

Focus on the deadlift

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