I need some help with a choice of gym as I am currently living and working in South Korea.
There is a small gym in town that has little in the way of barbells, dumbbells, weight benches (machine orientated the gyms in South Korea) but it does have a metal frame for squatting (not the proper rack but a substitute)
There is a larger gym slightly further away from where I live, has a lot of equipment but no squat rack - only an incline leg press and a smith machine. According to some, these machines should be avoided.
My background - about 130kg (286lbs) maybe 30-35% body fat but very little upper body strength and mass. So I want to obviously fry the body fat to low double digits and get stronger/bigger up top.
However I have read that if you want to lose the bodyfat as many muscles as possible have to be worked, therefore squats.
I imagine there will be a smart arse that will say ‘doesn’t matter what gym you go to just work’, but what’s the point in doing something if you don’t give yourself every advantage to succeed.
So any advice will be welcome.