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  1. ZZL White Belt

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    I no longer have access to my gym so I have no rack. I have been doing hang cleans and zercher squats but it irks me not being able to do my back squat. Would you fellas consider it enough or should I work on finding myself a rack/saw horses/barrels of water.
     
  2. arctic82 Orange Belt

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    Front squat, deadlift, zerchers, real hack squats... Saw horses aint that expensive either.
     
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  4. ZZL White Belt

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    Thanks guys. I was just afraid that without the staple backsquat i'd be lagging. The saw horse is a bit of an issue because I can't find any adjustable ones in my hardware store. I am 6'5 so squatting underneath a regular pair is impossible. I'll work on my hack squats/front squats/zerchers for now.
     
  5. Calvo Purple Belt

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    You could build a squat rack.
     
  6. theNuge Brown Belt

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    Squat Stands are pretty cheap.

    You can do some pretty intense unilateral movements. BSS's kick my ass every time I do them.
     
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    This is what craigslist/garage sales are for. If you dont have a gym, find a cheap pos stand and use that bad boy.
     
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    I'd say the alternatives are good for building strength, but if you want a big squat you know what you gotta do.
     
  9. finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    I never had a squat rack when I started, and used Z and Hack squats for about 8 months.
    Got 405lbs on back squats first time I tried them, so I think you'll be okay.
     
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    I agree. I went without squatting for several months and my squat lacked a lot. I did continue to get much stronger, though. Squatting more has helped my squat to go up, now, though. I didn't do any squat variants in that time either, though. I bet you'd get pretty strong if you front squatted and deadlifted instead.
     
  11. oxcart Ambαssαdor of kwan

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    I always thought - if I was gonna train at home without a rack - that hip belt squats would be my choice.
     
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    you are also not human. good lifts to do none the less, also maybe try pistols or wieghted pistols if you get good at them.
     
  13. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    These guys really have some good stuff when it comes to squatting with no power rack.

    Squat Alternatives
     
  14. Boulderface Banned Banned

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    There is no substitute. Period.....
     
  15. oxcart Ambαssαdor of kwan

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    Grow up.
     
  16. arctic82 Orange Belt

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    I might have to strangle you for that...
     
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    Glad I wasn't the only one who feel for that shiat!

    Bry
     
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    asshole.
     
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