I shall be adding a barbell with 5kg plates to my arsenal of home-gym equipment very soon. The damage? RM160. But I reasoned that it's only slightly more than a month's worth of gym membership.
Admittedly, 5kg plates are on the light side especially for deadlifts. Even after supplementing it with the weights from my pair of dumbbells, it would still be too light for me to do deadlifts. Alas, money doesn't grow on trees. If it does, we'll have a serious case of inflation on our hands. But that's a different story.
Anyway, back to the barbells. I was thinking how am I gonna do squats without a spotter because I obviously can't lift 20kilos off the floor and put it on my back. I'm not strong enough for that yet. And if I am strong enough for that, it means that the weights are too light for me so it's pointless anyway.
Adeline mentioned about getting a squat stand or a squat rack. Sigh... more money is required. I've seen some DIY stands and racks on the internet. They look sturdy enough. But I can't saw off a piece of wood cleanly even if my life depends on it. And why would I wanna saw off stuff anyway? I'd ruin my manicured nails (yes, that's the girly girl in me talking).
So, anyone wanna make a squat stand for me? Or sell them their used stuff at a steep discount? Anyone? No?