That’s right, its against Planet Fitness policy to have a squat rack. (Or for that matter, to let people dead lift. But sympathetic employees let me do it anyway.) However, necessity is the mother, as they say. (Not really sure if anyone actually says that, but I digress.) Anyways, after spending the first two months of my lifting infancy ‘squatting’ on a Smith Machine, I realized that I could use the incline bench rack for squats because I’m so short. I tried it today and it was awesome. Not that anyone cares, but I’m just pretty excited that I found a way to do real squats.
Fortunately, I won’t have to spend much longer in this place because I’m leaving for college on August 18th, where I have been assured that there are plenty of squat racks and people who know that you’re not supposed to do bicep curls in them. I am seriously considering just going in on my last day in town and grunting like a gorilla as I go for a max dead lift, just to see what they would do.
At this point you’re probably thinking “cool story, bro.” If not, then I invite you to rant about any wimpy gyms that you have ever been a member of.