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No Squat Rack! What Should I Do?!


#1

I’m new to Powerlifting training and I don’t have a squat rack which prevents me from regular low bar squats. I have a bench and a barbell that’s it. I barely even have enough weight to do a 5x5 program. I do front squats and I figured that was a good substitution because it puts more focus on the quads, and the deadlifts already hit my posterior chain anyways. What do you guys think I should be doing? Also what are some good assistance exercises to with squats on leg day?


#2

There’s lots of one leg exercises that you could do. Split squats, lunges, etc. If you can round up a hundred dollars, you can get a trapbar (hex bar) from Amazon.


#3

Front squats, Zercher squats, Barbell Hack squats.