i currently lift at home and dont have pretty limited equipment: non-olympic bar, flat bench, detachable dumbells.
i try not to let this lack of equipment get in the way of quality exercises however so it requires a lot of ingenuity and creative thinking. my problem lately is coming in the form of front squats.
i dont have a power cage or anyone to spot the weights for me, so i have to pick the bar off the bench-rack and jerk it up into posistion, the problem as you may have guessed is that my legs are just a tad bit stronger than my forearms, so it makes it very difficult to go up in weight.
the solution ive come up with is putting edxtra weights in a backpack in addition to using the weighted bar. i just want to know if this will be effective/safe to do?