CT, Long story short I am moving gyms in a few weeks and I'm not going to have access to blocks to do SGHP's from, at least not with any consistency. I've tried them inside a power rack but as you have experienced the safety pins are RIGHT in the wrong spot and I risk smashing my fingers every rep.
Obviously this doesn't stop me from doing them completely, but I have done them from the hang and from the ground and they aren't quite the same as from blocks, so I dont know if they will provide the amount of stimulation to be the main layered exercise for the day.
I was wondering if you thought Power Cleans or hang cleans would be an "acceptable" substitute for the SGHP's? I'm interested mainly in the power look, so thats what I am using the exercises for. Perhaps I could use the Hang Pull as a 5x3 secondary exercise?
Secondarily, I'm losing my Trap Bar for the time being as well. Are Front squats still the way to go here for max quads? Maybe do Front Squat to 3RM then continue with Back Squat to 3RM, and do the straight sets and HDL as back squats?
Thanks for your time as always.