I know this will sound very stupid, but I wanted some different perspectives for this.
I workout at home. I have a rack, among other stuff. Where my problem lies is that I do my calf raises in the cage (no spcific equip. for calves), but I can do more weight that I can put on the bar and not have severe bruising, if not the occassional bleeding on my shoulders and neck area.
I am still a newbie, I've tried the stingray, and it helps with the bruisin, etc., but not to jelp me get more poundage on the bar w/o neck soreness.
any suggestions are appreciated.