The gyms in my area are overcrowded and full of smith machines. Some of the cheaper ones don't even have smith machines. I've decided to lift weights at home, but I have a limited amount of space and don't quite yet want to invest in a rack.
I have a few questions...
If I get a small barbell like the C70 from Rogue, would I be okay with doing only the following exercises?
- Bent Over Row
- Overhead Press
Obviously I'd be missing out on squats and the bench press, but (here comes the next few questions)
Can doing more dead lifts act a substitute for squats?
Can push-ups act as a substitute for the bench press?
Can anyone speak about their experience with the Rogue C70? Can I do all of the above exercises with it, even though I'm just about 6'0?
If none of the above sounds like it would give me a proper full body workout, should I simply aim to use kettlebells or dumbbells instead?
Thank you all for reading and for your help!