Pump iron... without a rack (or a machine)
Squat racks, bench presses, and open benches are the next areas to get backlogged with excited gym-goers who assume you need a pre-designated space to enjoy a workout.
You don’t. You’re the master of your universe and your workout, not the gym manager who ordered equipment and organized the gym.
All you really need is something weighted, so pick your pleasure: dumbbells, kettlebells, pre-weighted barbells, medicine balls, or individual plate weights. Select your preferred item and find an empty space on the gym floor. Also, newsflash! You don’t even need to be in the free-weight area. Grab your weights and take them wherever you have room to move.