Does it really make that much difference if the bar isn't exactly the same height off the ground that it would be with the largest plates? I usually stack a couple of plates under mine so it's not right on the floor, but it's not nearly up as high as it would be if I used the largest plates. I'm not as tall as other people so I figure it's all kind of relative, isn't it?
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 210 x 3