how can i squat safely with a barbell

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  1. Soul_of_Rage

    Soul_of_Rage Purple Belt

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    so i bought a bench set but dont have a squat rack, can someone tell me how i can squat safely?
     
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    Outside, by letting the barbell drop on the ground if there is any problem, I guess... Never did it myself before though. The real question is: how will you load the barbell on your back? That's also why we use a squat rack.
    I got mine for 120 euros, I think you might consider buying one if you can afford it.
     
  3. akakabuto

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    u should have bought squat stands or a power rack instead of a bench set.
     
  4. Soul_of_Rage

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    yah the main question was getting it onto my back
    thanks
     
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    Well then find two good and strong friends with some time to spare to lift it on your back... I think some people on this forum also actually built their own rack, try the search option maybe.
     
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    Do front squats and zercher squats.
     
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    Do a clean, then front squats.

    Not ideal but not much options. Get a gym membership or a rack.
     
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    find or build something to load the bar on/off on... Some people have been inventive with wood etc.
    [​IMG]
    But yeah, a power cage/rack would have served you well - it also gives the security of having a set of bars ready to catch the weight if you fail miserably...
     
  11. akakabuto

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    Good link, thanks.
    This was quite funny though: Rule #3: You must bench.
     
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    Front squats, easy to bail the weight.

    Hack squats are also another option.
     
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    This is how I squat , That is if you are short enough and if stands can be set high enough.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. i never knew you were so skinny, mungos.
     
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    Wow, never thought of it... but how tall are you? I'm wondering wether I could do the same, next time I find myself away from home in a shitty bodybuilding gym... seems a bit too small a space.
     
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    I sunk a couple of 4x4s in the ground and bolted a pair of hooks to them for squatting. Dig the hole at least 2.5 feet deep on an 8 foot post, deeper than for a fence since it will be loaded.

    A couple of auto spare tires/wheels could serve as ghetto plate bumbers, so you don't crack the weights if you drop it...
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    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Hunto does batman spot all of your lifts?
     
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    lol he just hovers a lot
     
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    awsome guys thanks for the info

    i think im just going to do with zercher and front squats until i build a rack or buy one
    are their any benefits that regular behind the head squats have besides zercher and front?

    thanks alot for the info
     
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    zercher squats
     

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