I'm almost afraid to post this. My plan was to begin Starting Strength today. My Muay Thai gym has a weights section, and I thought it had everything I needed. Unfortunately, when I went to begin today, I realized it didn't have a squat rack. This seems like such basic equipment that I guess I hadn't thought to check. I asked my coach about this, and he told me not to do weighted squats. There's a language barrier there so I'm not sure why, but he said to do 3 sets of 50 deep air squats. If that was too easy, I could use an empty bar. Apparently this is what all the pros at my gym do - but I'm not a pro, when it comes to lifting I'm a total noob. I've been reading up on Starting Strength and I was determined to follow it to the letter, but between time and money, I can't realistically get to another gym 3 days a week for this. I can do the bench press, deadlift, press, and power clean... but not weighted squats. So what I'm wondering is, what would you recommend to substitute for a squat? I know that nothing will fully replace it, and I'm sure some people will tell me to just find a way to do it, but that's not happening in the next 6 months. I'm sure the air squats will work my legs, but I doubt they'll work them as hard, or that they'll work the core. Does anyone have any helpful advice? Thank you very much.