[quote]super saiyan wrote:
super saiyan wrote:
How have you done with this program?
Thanks for your response.
Actually, I just started. I’ve only done the first workout. I have never done 10x3 before on any exercise. I don’t think I’ve ever been so sore in my life.
I don’t have a rack so I did hack squats on the first night instead of back squats. I used 225, which is a lot heavier than I’ve ever gone on the hack squat. My grip was getting close to failing near the end. My hands, forearms, and quads are sore, but the worst is my freakin’ traps. I’ve never gotten 'em that sore even doing direct work like shrugs. I love this program already.
I don’t have racks either. Have you been able to maintain your leg development in spite of this?
I have trouble with the squat alternatives like hack squats, I hate them but I better learn to do something soon or my legs will be left behind.
I would say that my quads are pretty decent. I do hack squats and zercher squats with a variety of stances - everything from sumo to ski squats. Once in a while I’ll also do one-legged squats with dumbbells as well.
I don’t have room for a rack in my basement. However, I just bought two sawhorses from my local Home Depot. This way I have a low to medium rack to hold the bar for zercher-style exercises, shrugs, hack squats, barbell curls, etc. Now I just need to get an adjustable bench and I can do bench press. The sawhorse holds up to 1200 lbs. The bar really doesn’t roll too much, but if it’s a worry just rig a slight lip in the front to keep it from falling.
The sawhorses were only $20 each, check 'em out.
Oh yeah, also wanted to say that the sawhorses fold up, so they don’t take up any room. You can store them in a corner or on a shelf and take them out when you need them.[/quote]
Thanks for the ideas about training without racks. I am going to get some sawhorses. I will try the zerchers, but they look painful as hell.