Hi, I’m a 25 y/o male with low athleticism level. My body weight is 86 kg (190 lbs) and my height 175 cm (5’ 9"). Skinny fat, i know.
So, currently I work at a construction site in a small city. I plan to do Starting Strength for 3-6 months then move on to 5/3/1. My goal is physique building, though. But, as you see in the title, there is no power rack in my gym, only smith machine. I cannot find another gym close to my dorm, so I must work with what I have now. Deadlift and Bench Press are not problems to me, because it has Olympic bar and bench. Maybe I can do barbell shoulder press too by starting it from the floor, then I lift it to starting position. However, squat is still the problem. Should I use Smith Squat instead of squat, or is there any squat alternative to do Starting Strength? I do understand that work out program shouldn’t be changed, but this is what I have now. I don’t want to postpone what i want to do.