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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Wannabebig Member Dave30904's Avatar
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    How do I squat at home without a squat rack?

    I'm going to try riptoes today and since it's wed i'm startign with workout B. I was wondering how I can do squats at home without a squat rack. I can't afford to go to a gym so I have weights and equipment I collected over time at home. Do I attempt to use the bench as a squat rack? I wonder if that will hurt my back. Any useful input would help thanks.

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    You're going to have a tough time- this is a problem that has plagued my little brother for awhile. Some decent options are to use some sawhorses, or to focus on just doing front squats and doing extra work to make sure your hammies don't get far behind.
    Or you could invest in a squat rack.
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    My sexuality will probably be called into question for saying this lol, but I work out at home and don't have a squat rack so I do squats using dumbells, rather than the barbell behind the shoulders method. Just hold them straight by your sides and squat, you won't get the all-over-body benefit, but its no different for your legs than a proper barbell squat.
    i know, I know, and I'm rightly ashamed of myself.

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    Clean the weight.

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    Just do front squats
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    Would hack squats work?

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    Single leg split squats - I used to do them before I started using a gym. They work, trust me. Just try them out.
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    Snatch the weight up, drop it on ur traps and squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave30904
    Would hack squats work?
    I don't have a squat rack either. I do front squats (Clean the weight) to replace regular squats and hack squats as an accessory lift. It works great!

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    I spent $108 on material and built my own squat rack. If you can't weld it will cost you a little bit more. I had a guy help me and it only cost me a case of beer. I've had 600 lbs on it before for a friend of mine and there were no problems.
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    What i did was i started to use my bench rack as a squat rack. I'd stand behind (spotting position) and just bend down get the weights off the rack than once it's behind my head i just get into squat position and go at it. Works really good for me

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    Front squats, hack squats, Jefferson lifts (barbell between your legs as you squat), overhead squats (won't be working up too heavy with those for quite a while), Zercher squats, etc. Tons of variations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinkies
    Snatch the weight up, drop it on ur traps and squat.
    Don't do this, too dangerous you won't be able to control the weight
    Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joushua Marine

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