Well I've been wondering about a few different things, and for safety reasons, am looking into a few things.
1 - I'm looking into getting a squat rack. How much do they cost and where can I get them?
I'm doing SS at home, and I'm in a bad position for squats. I have to start off of the bench press. And I also don't have a spotter. Which puts me in a bad situation whenever anything goes wrong (I'm EXTRA careful, as you would imagine). With a squat rack, I would be much better off for squats starting and stopping, and if it went low enough, I could pull a bench under there and BP using it. That way if I don't have a spotter and need to lose the weight, the rack can catch it since it will be at the bottom of the press. Which is a lot safer than having it at the top.
2 - This is a technique question. I haven't been powercleaning for long, and I'm having a hard time trying to do it like in some of the videos I dug up for help. Whenever I do the little jump, it isn't quite as explosive as some I see. And I'm trying, trust me. And I don't stay in the same position as before the little jump. As in my feet are crooked or something. However that one I can fix with just a little experience.
And do you even need the little jump? Would it work you just as hard to just lift the weight without moving my legs? Or would that take away from the idea of the exercise?
3 - How necessary is chalk? I know what it's for, but for the past few years I never used chalk or gloves or a belt or anything. Did everything COMPLETELY raw. Is this not smart? What could this cause?
All help and advice is appreciated.