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    Another way to do squats?

    Ya so i'm trying to do squats at home but i need weight. I don't have the money nor the room for a squat rack. I was wondering if anyone knew of an inventive way to putting alot of weight on your shoulders other than the bar.

    I guess two thing i'm trying to over come. Getting enough weight on my shoulders (I'm trying to do low reps, high weight), and with that much weight I need a way to get it from the ground to my back without hurting myself. Any ideas?

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    One legged squat.

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    strap encyclopaedias to an upside-down piano stool, so the cushion part rests on your shoulders and your hands reach over your head to hold the legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Back pack full of plates?
    but if I don't have a squat rack how will I get the weight behind me?

    And no a piano won't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNL
    One legged squat.

    I second that!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by metomeya
    but if I don't have a squat rack how will I get the weight behind me?

    And no a piano won't work.
    put the back pack on the ground or on a short table behind you put it on and squat it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metomeya
    but if I don't have a squat rack how will I get the weight behind me?

    And no a piano won't work.

    Couple of big hooks on the wall, maybe?

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    One legged squats are your best bet.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mahler2.htm
    Won't you pour me a Cuban Breeze Gretchen......

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    What percentage of your bodyweight should one be able to squat before they can successfully do a one-legged squat? I tried doing one just now and I thought it would be a balance issue but it was actually a strength issue and I failed at getting one rep. That link rpffly posted should help but wow, I better improve my ATF squat before I even think doing these again.

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    I wouldn't worry about percentages, I would practice them. There are other issues to contend with other thanstrength when learning to do these, such as flexibility and adaptation.
    Won't you pour me a Cuban Breeze Gretchen......

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