After running various forms of 5/3/1 for several years, I’ve been trying some different programs. Right now I am using DeFranco’s Washed Up Meathead routine - 3 days a week, upper body on Mon and Fri, and lower body on Weds. The lower body day allows for the choice of max effort squats or deadlifts. I am on week 5, and have been deadlifting. I am 46 next month, and the 3 day routine fits best with work schedule and my recovery.
What would be the best way for me to maintain/progress both the squat and the deadlift using this program? Should I run the deadlift 8-12 weeks, then switch to squat for 8-12 weeks? Or should I alternate each week to week? Or is there a better way?