Cheaper than a power rack and probably safer too, I ordered one for this summer when I’ll be moving and converting to a home gym lifter. so no experience with it yet, but if it works out it is a great invention.
As far as the “I eat and can’t gain weight” I’ve said it, thousands, probably millions of others have said it.
The fact is, your perception of what a lot of food is, is not accurate. I was 6’1" 120lbs at one point, after years of struggling I got to 150. Then I learned to squat, started drinking a gallon of milk a day ON TOP OF WHAT I WAS ALREADY EATING, and then gradually increased the amount of regular food I was eating. In a little over a year I was 220 competing in my first powerlifting meet. In the beginning, I puked twice from over stuffing myself. That was taking it to the extreme, but it was necessary for me to change my body’s perception of what “a lot of food” really is.
Try this, change nothing about your current eating habits, except:
ADD (this means don’t replace food with, but ADD to what you’ve been eating)
-2 glasses of whole milk with each meal
-4 tbsp of peanut butter between each meal
-wash it down with a glass of milk
That really is the whole secret. Its not easy, but it is that simple!
EVERYBODY CAN GAIN WEIGHT - if more goes in than come out, whats gonna happen?
EDIT: I just read your other post about 2 fast food meals a day. Scratch what I said about changing nothing about your current eating habits. If you’re serious about gaining weight, you need to change almost everything about your current eating habits.
3 normal meals a day, (breakfast lunch dinner) you don’t need to get to anal about this yet, but just don’t make it mcdonalds. add 2 glasses of milk to each.
3 snacks consisting of milk and peanut butter between each meal, and before bed.
this is simple, you’ll find more complicated stuff on here that will come in handy in the future, but for now you just need to focus on eating a lot, and with milk and peanut butter thats easy because milk is drinkable, and peanut butter is super dense in calories. Plus both have lots of protein.