So without going into an overly long and detailed drama, my neighbors are complete assholes.
I was doing Pendlay rows in my garage which is part of a town-home at 4 in the afternoon and out of no where some guy I never even spoke to before came up threatening to attack me because I was trying to improve myself and he felt that it was appropriate to be hostile and aggressive without due civility in politely bringing it up before, whilst the other neighbor’s passive-aggressive ass jumped in—who also never had the decency to just SAY something before.
Anyways the way I’m getting around this is by essentially deadlifting and rowing from the lowest possible rack-pull position that I can use with safety straps, without the plates actually touching the ground. Throw in a piece of flooring or two to make up for the deficit and you’re basically doing a full ROM deadlift or Pendlay row from the rack. Makes a massive difference and most of the noise is just plates clanking together. Anyways I hope this helps you guys who lift from apartments or town-homes, or anywhere else where you have to worry about dickhead neighbors. Cheers.