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Deadlifts instead of Squats?

Monday-
Deadlifts
Power Clean
Crunches
Russian Twists

Tuesday-
Bench Press Or would Incline be better?
BB Row
Tricep Extension
Shoulder Press
EZ Curls

Thursday- Same as Mon. except:
Abs: sidebends

Friday- Same as Tues. except:
Overhead Press
Weighted Chins
Weighted Dips

I want to squat, but I don’t have a squat rack, Don’t have time to go to the gym, and I don’t have room for a squat rack. I have school, then I work.

I’ve never deadlifted before, how much should I start out with? Does that routine look good?

Upper body is really what i’m going for, but I don’t want chicken legs.