So, with my current goals and desires, of all the lifts that I find necessary, the only ones that I would really need a gym for are: squats and deadlifts. Everything else I want to do (pullups, overhead presses, dips, weighted crunches, etc.) I can pretty reasonably do without a gym.

I was thinking about using sand to create a large load/bag of sorts that I can use to squat and deadlift with a heavy weight that I can progress with (using small 5-lb. bags of sand to increment with). Any ideas/recommendations?

Or, do you feel that in order to get the most out of squats and deads I should just get a gym membership?

Thanks.


(by the way i dont know if any of you remember me, i used to post here a lot back in the day, hello everyone!)