can someone please explain what constitutes necessary equipment? in other words, what absolutely critical movements will i not be able to perform without a rack, bench, oly bb/dbs, and bands.
a sled can be built for nothing easily enough given there's space to use it, and if not, you can get brutal conditioning work in via BB complexes.
reverse hyper / GHR can be done ghetto-style with band assistance/resistance
band pegs are easy enough to jimmy up, or you can simply find a different way to incorporate (reverse) band resistance
WSB pin spacing is easy enough to work around w/ board presses or simply raising/lowering your bench with plywood or something
aint nobody got time for machines etc
the only thing i can seem to concede on is legitimate use of a comp bench/monolift. i mean people are certainly free to spend their money as they please, and i certainly find a lot of value in having a positive space where your mind is right to lift. i had a really hard time adjusting back to the lack of space and nice clean equipment when i went back to my hobo gym... it was a different experience when i lifted; i find im much more responsible lifting when i have other people staring at me and when im lifting solo its easy for me to bitch out at times.
i suppose the whole "people are free to spend their money how they please" argument invalidates my preference towards doing more with less, but with that being said i dont see where the additional ~100+ a month premium would be going when someone says they absolutely need this stuff, exceptions being competitive powerlifters and monolifts etc.