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    Way to do heavy squats and deads without a gym?

    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.


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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes View Post
    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!)

    Great to have you back! Keep an eye as we are going to be totally revamp the site over the next few weeks.

    I suggest you look for a squat stand and a barbell on Craig's List or the like. Then you can train from home and the expense should be minimal.


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    Thanks Chris. Would you suggest I buy rubber-coated plates of weight? So that I can deadlift and not make too much of a crashing impact upon lowering the bar? Or would some kind of surface/pad be okay to lower a heavy barbell onto? I don't want to be scaring my family with crashing non-rubber weights right into the ground haha.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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