So I just started doing Starting Strength after a couple months off from weightlifting. I am at my parents house for the summer and going to the local YMCA to workout.
Just a few questions about the power cleans. To my knowledge (i’ll ask next time i work out) the YMCA I’m at doesn’t have any bumper plates or an Olympic lifting platform. The floor is covered in rubber flooring though. Is it ok to drop the weights on this? I’m not doing really heavy weights yet so I think my back can handle hanging on to the weight coming down but I’ve read that once the weight starts piling up, it can start to be bad for your back.