I am considering to buy a barbell set (max. ~120kg) to train at home (2nd floor). However I am not sure about how dangerous this would be to the floor pavement, and how loud this could be to the neighbors.
Now considering the main exercises with barbells targeting lower or total body, I want to know which of them I could do safely (concerning loudness and floor safety) without any additional floor protection or with some mats.
I would guess the following classification:
Without any further protection
- Romanian deadlifts
- Bulgarian split squats
- Zercher squats
- Barbell thrusters
- Front and Back squats
- overhead squats (with relatively light weight)
all of them by sure not in the max rep range.
- Weighted glute briges
- weighted hip thrusts
Not possible at all in an appartement
- regular Deadlifts (because the slight dropping of the weight at the end of the movement)
Dynamic movements where it is the probability higher that one has to let go the barbell at a significant height:
- Push jerks
- Clean and Jerks
However I don't really know it. For some exercises like overhead squat the bar is pretty high and if you let it go, mats wouldn't help so much because of the height. Even is the weight was not too high. Same may be even true for back and front-squats.
For hip-thrusts and regular deadlifts you may for both have the problem that the weight drops a bit to the ground. However I feel it is easier to control this in weighted hip-thrusts than in deadlifts.
So it would be great if someone with more experience could clarify which exercises would be safe at home without protection, which would be safe with some mats like linked above and which would be unsafe in all cases.