I work out from home, and I've been doing squats for a few weeks and it had been going quite stellar with substantial increases in weight - I've gotten up to 135lbs now. Unfortunately, at this weight I'm unable to bring the barbell up to my back.
See, up until now I've managed to get the bar up to my back by (from the floor) deadlifting it up to my thighs, then raising it to my clavicles in the same manner as if performing an upright row, and finally raising it above my head as in a military press and gently resting it on my trapeziuses/scapulae (I apologize for the convoluted breakdown of the mechanics, I'm sure there's a term for my methodology...)
But it has gotten to around the point where it's straining my shoulders too much to get that weight above my head, not to mention the risk of dropping the barbell onto my vertebrae too hard.
So, any suggestions for perhaps a new approach to getting around the physics of this without a squat rack? Thanks.
Thread: Squats without a squat rack