Box squatting 3x weekly seems a little strange. Deadlifts are arguably closer to the prescriptions of the original program than wide stance box squatting 3x a week. Why can’t I just do deadlifts instead of squats for one workout? Would this really detract from the goals of the program that much?
Rippetoe is a strength coach who wrote Starting Strength. The program is to be done 3x a week, alternating workouts (A/B/A one week, B/A/B the next).[/quote]
Thats a great program so why don’t you just put everything you have into the program as it’s laid out and forget about your perceived imbalances.
You love squatting? Do you regularly come close to throwing up during squats? Have to lie on the floor between sets for fear of falling over? See stars during sets? If you answer no the above then you need more weight on the bar… see how you love it then.
Oxblood, pull downs and pull ups are not the same exercise. If your man cannot get the rep scheme required have him perform timed negative chins.