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lzaar 07-21-2012 08:55 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 09:38 AM

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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 09:42 AM

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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 10:11 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 01:00 AM

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

IronManlet 07-22-2012 03:13 AM

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


Short-term-sane-approach:

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


Short-term-ambitious-approach:

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


Short-term-brutal-approach:

Zerchers and Steinborn squats.

leefarley 07-22-2012 06:29 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 08:35 AM

Focus on the deadlift


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