[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I understand that lol I know his is better but its just i have a bum knee and i really didn’t want to squat 3 times a week. So would this be sufficient though?
No because the squat is the foundation of the program. If you can’t squat 3x per week you need to find another program. Look into a split routine.
Elano, you tell the OP that he’s deviating from the program, then you recommend he find another program. Well, the OP made up his own. That IS another program.
And I agree with Alit4. Try it for a cycle and see how it goes. Nearly everything works for a while, provided the work is in earnest.
I said that because the whole program is based on squatting 3x per week. The deadlift is only done for one set because the increase in the squat poundage is enough to drive up the deadlift. Now that the OP is doing deadlifts instead, he will need to do them for more than just one set. Doing sets of deadlifts 2x per week in addition to the squat is going to stop his progress. I actually tried something similar once and I didn’t even make it to the 2 week mark. I switched to SS and consistently made gains for 3 months. That’s why I sugguested he find a different program that is already tried and true to start with. The SS program is designed to drive up the major lifts and when you start taking out exercises and adding new ones, it doesn’t work right. Rippetoe even bitches about how people want to swap the BB row for the powerclean. The clean also helps drive up the deadlift. It’s not a bodybuilding routine, it’s designed to get the badic barbell lifts up as fast as possible. Sorry for rambling.