So before you bash at me saying "There's no replacement for Squats", let me start off by saying the gym actually removed the FUCKING DIP BARS, the only place that allowed me to do squats since there's no power rack, and now the only way to do dips is off a platform, which allows for no squats.
I was outraged at first and swore to get my ass off of this gym, but I have still time left before my membership ends, so I need to find a temporary replacement for friggin SQUATS. So my main concern is not that I won't gain or lose hypertrophy in my legs, but it will stagnate my upper body gains. I've hear from many places that if you don't squat, your upper body gains halt due to subpar growth hormone production, which always seemed to me as crap but I'm anyhow restless.
I'm doing a Max-OT Style routine and I used to do 3 sets of squats followed by 2 sets of leg presses for my quads. I don't want to lose strength. With legs concerned, my primary goal is strength and not hypertrophy. So what I can do is:
a) Replace squats with Leg Presses and Leg presses with Hack Squats
b) Replace Squats with Cleans/Power Cleans
c) Do Smith Machine Squats (Yikes).
So I'm currently in favor of b. What do you think?