This thread is for posting things that I have come up with-that may very well have been used by others first but that I haven't seen in other places. I have basically trained alone with a power rack, and whatever I can get from the hardware store. A lot of times I will see a "new" exercise on this site that I have been using for 10 years or so.
The first thing I want to get out there is 2 things I have done to make Zerchers more effective and allow more load.
First I put a 6" or 4" diameter PVC sleeve over the bar to thicken it and move it out farther to target the f-ing core muscles, which I will refer to as the "guts" from now on to avoid confusion.
It also makes it easier on the elbow-pit. I know that people have used sandbags and logs for Zerchers before so this is not that "new"