so training at home, I don't have a squat rack...
Are Hack Squats, Deadlifts and Straddle Deadlifts replacements for the Squat until I find a remotely decent gym (read power rack) that accepts under 18s?
I'm aware that advanced people can't deadlift too often but I'd call myself somewhere in between newbie and intermediate so what do you think? I'm doing ok so far in terms of muscular gains from deads but people say that most cannot handle deads 2x a week let alone 5x (I do the PTTP program by Pavel except ocassionally I throw in the odd extra set or two.)
I've done the OLAD and was happy with that...I wanted a bit of a change