It requires you to assume that higher reps = max hypertrophy. It does not require you assume higher reps = "max" hypertrophy, just more hypertrophy, and if you haven't found evidence, you haven't looked. I have a bar and some dumbbells but no power rack or bench. Gym is not an option. What can I do? If I didn't have a squat rack, I would power clean and front squat, or some variant. I don't know those terms very well.