Looking for some variations of the belt squat that people have used successfully to put on size, hopefully some exist. Searching through the site I found some threads talking about it, wondering if anyone currently is using them or has used them in the past.
This seems to be the most plausible variation I’ll be able to use. The main reason I’m looking at these movements is that I’m in the navy and next year I’ll be doing alot of underways followed by a deployment and barbell squatting will be almost impossible to do. Only a few racks on board which most of the time are being taken up by groups of 20 guys rotating through for bench press along with the fact that depending on where we go balancing the bar in rough seas starts looking like a cirque du soleil act. Which is also why using a belt to load plates standing on benches probably won’t work too well along with the issue of benches being heavily prized in the gym area. Plan on trying to use jump boxes stacked up, since they’re not as high and the low center of gravity of the weight between the hips probably wouldn’t be too hard to balance.
Goblet squats with a dumbbell are another option, I’ve started using them at the end of the session for higher rep finishers. Single leg exercises are kind of out of the question due to the balance issue but will incorporate them when I can.