I had a question about the original Bill Starr program, and figured you’d be the man to ask.
I know it calls for benching, squatting and power cleaning 5x5 for three days a week, and I understand why those exercises were chosen.
My question though, is if strength and power development was the primary concern, why not add deadlifts? I know that after doing the 3 above mentioned exercises, he’d have us finish with a few assistance exercises (hypers, sit-ups etc) for a few sets. Why not replace that with a 4th “big” exercise?