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2018/11/29 21:12:45 (permalink)
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Squats at home

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Is it possible to do squats at home without having to buy expensive and bulky equipment?
I only rent a room and would like to do squats and maybe chest presses at home with equipment that can fit in the room.
I also need to convince the landlord that I won't break their floor.
 
Any suggestions? Is there a neat solution?
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    Brett
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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 02:46:37 (permalink)
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    Or if you don't want dumbells you can use resistance bands like calisthenics for squats and then pushups.
     
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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 06:18:55 (permalink)
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    If you have room for a bar and a few plates, you could get a fold away bench (I have an old one) and a couple of adjustable spotter posts that you could pack into corner.
    https://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-cf310-heavy-duty-2-squat-stands
     
    Adjustable dumbbells..although not cheap...and squat variations.
     
    ideal a power rack, bar and a bench of course :)
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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 09:30:35 (permalink)
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    All depends on how much you are likely to squat really, how much you want to spend, and if these are going to be your main workouts, or maybe just to fill in on days you can't get to the gym. 
     
    If you are insisting on free bar back squats the kit needn't be TOO bulky,  You can get these cheap squat stands on eBay that stack together when not it use for £35 -
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Adjustable-Gym-dumbbell-Squat-Barbell-Stand-Rack-Press-Weight-Bench-41-To-66/143002124109?epid=5024254289&hash=item214b973f4d:g:e2UAAOSwoZlb4Fxm:rk:7:pf:0
     
    Bars .... Unless you have a really good amount of space width wise , then I'd opt for a 6ft one rather than a 7ft,   Shouldn't be much more than £40 if you shop around. 
     
    And then weights... if you can load up with 15kgs, then these represent the best lb for £ I have seen,  (and I have searched pretty well)  You'll pay £33 per 30kg.  There is usually a 5% code that takes this down to £31 or so.  If you can use these as your "bulk" plates, you'll just need some increment plates.   
     
        But like I said, it depends on how much you need to lift really, and how much you want to spend, the above set up is all "proper" gear that should last forever. 
     
         .... all that said, I can't help thinking Split sqauts (or whatever they call them this week?) are made for this situation, very little equipment required here, and not as much weight at all.  but take a bit of learning to get them right and effective. All you need is something to elevate your resting leg, and some resistance, dumbbells or whatever, possibly even bands? 
     
    By far the neatest solution has to be bands though, I am loving playing around with my set up, and how I can use bands to replace, or work with my equipment for some exercises, this guy has some great videos.  
     
    If you can make these band exercises work for you, then you won't beat this solution for convenience, no noise, no floor stress, can virtually fit in your pocket! Cheap too. 

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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 09:44:13 (permalink)
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    I love using bands when travelling, but never used them to perform any sort of stressful leg work (just mobility stuff).
     
    Going to check out the video channel!

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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 11:27:52 (permalink)
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    I find that I can get a great workout from bands, but it takes much more thought and focus to do so, If I am having an off day, it just doesn't work, whereas with free weights I can be pretty sure they are going to hit the spot every time. 
    I suppose this is where the measurable aspect of weights is going to win every time, 40kg is going to be 40kg no matter how you peform the rep, whereas with bands simply altering your stance (perhaps subconsciously) could make or break the workout!  This also makes progression difficult too. 

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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 18:24:53 (permalink)
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    kettlebells. take up bugger all room, cheap, can be used to perform any exercise known.
     
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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 18:29:29 (permalink)
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    Compact Hex bar at 4 feet 6 inch
    Goblet squat
    Rear foot elevated squat  

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    Re: Squats at home 2018/11/30 18:29:39 (permalink)
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    forgot to add, you dont need hundreds of them .three of rour at most will cover any exercise. at about thirty quid a bell, its a bargain.
     
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