As a 28 year old desk worker, I'm noticing I'm getting fluffy around the waist and my strength has diminished even more over the years. I used to do aerobic sports so I wasn't out of shape during my earlier years but I never trained for strength.
I looked into Starting Strength since it's quite recommended, but it looks like a program that most people do in a gym with equipment and possibly a trainer. My main problem with a gym is time, since most are quite a distance from the places in my daily routine that it's difficult to incorporate into one. Also my day tends to extend from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., which makes squeezing out time for preparing meals, preparing for work the next day and getting enough rest difficult enough already.
So I considered getting the equipment necessary for Starting Strength in my home so that I can squeeze an hour of working out. I can probably get the bars and a bench, but seeing as how important the squat is in the program and I have no power rack, is it feasible to do Starting Strength without a power rack in a home gym? I understand it wouldn't be SS if it doesn't have The Squat but my goal is to get stronger uniformly.
That said, I would not mind building my own power rack if there was a guideline for making one on the cheap.