I’ve finally found a gym out here in Qatar that I can use for a decent workout, luckily enough it happens to be near my route on the way home from work.
The problem is that they have lots of machines, but little in the way of free-weights. It’s all crammed into a fairly small area too. They do have dumbbells up to 65kg though (hey, maybe one day I’ll be able to lift one AND put it back in the rack!).
There’s no squat rack and the only barbell is the one over by the bench, which is generally in use.
I’ve always read that squats and deadlifts should be a staple of your workout, but in this case can anyone recommend an effective alternative?
I’m thinking of dumbbell squats to start with and dumbbell lunges; I can’t go heavy yet because of a damaged knee joint.