For the past 3 months I have been following Rippetoe's program at my school's gym. Now that summer is here and school is out, I have continued the program at home. Here is where my problem is...
- Bench...I have a bench with leg attatchment I bought from Sears a few months back when I had a standard weight set. Since I've been doing Rippetoe's I needed more weight so I bought a 300 Olympic weight set that came with a bar, weights, and collars. The problem here is that the bench I have now is not Olympic width, meaning the bar is uneven when I bench and makes me bench only at shoulder width and I usually go with a wider grip. I have something like this http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...cemldffidfmg.0
- Squat...I squat 3x/week and having no squat rack sucks. I have been doing hack squats for a while just so I can continue to squat. I would really like 2 adjustable racks that I can use rather than a squat rack (too much $$$). Anyone know where I can get these adjustable racks at?
What should I do?
*Note: My basement does not have a high enough ceiling to have a power rack.
A) Keep the bech I have now and just continue to bench the way I do (closer grip than usual) and just get 2 adjustable racks so I can squat.
B) Get an Olympic size bench and get the 2 adjustable racks so I can squat.
C) Get an Olympic size bench that will allow me to bench correctly that also has a squat rack on it.
My budget is around $300. What should I do?