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If the rack is the problem, people have made them from 2x4s etc. Of course, you still need the weights... Back when I was in high school, all I could afford where the plates. So I built myself a "rack" in my parent's garage with adjustable straps and ceiling mounts, and used a cold-rolled steel bar from the hardware store as a barbell. Worked ok, even though I had to start every rep at the bottom (I didn't have a squat stand at the time). In all seriousness, I've seen worse setups in commercial gyms.Don't have the money or I would.