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Stairstep Approach Mainlifts


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Let me start by apologizing if this post is all choppy im writing it from an iPhone.
The stair step program is structured for 2 months like this:
Iron Work Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Main exercise 3x8-10 4x8-10 2-3x6-8 2x6
Supplemental exercise 3x8-10 4x8-10 2-3x6-8 2x6
Accessory exercise 3x8-10 4x8-10 3x8 2x6
Accessory exercise 3x8-10 4x8-10 3x8 2x6
Core exercise 3x8-10 3x8-10 3x8-10 3x8-10

Iron Work Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Main exercise 3x5 4x5 2-3x5 2x5
Supplemental exercise 3x6-8 4x6-8 2-3x6 2x6-8
Accessory exercise 3x6-8 4x6-8 3x6 2x6
Accessory exercise 3x6-8 4x6-8 3x6 2x6
Core exercise 3x8-10 3x8-10 3x8-10 3x8-10

I want to put on some size and strength for recreational sports and I'm not a total beginner. Basically I'd be working upper body twice a week and lower body twice a week with this template. The suggested lifts kind of suck IMO. Lower body day the main lift is front squat with RDL as it's supplement. Front squat is ok but sucks for 10 reps, the arms/shoulders racking the weight will tire out before the legs at a decent 10rep weight, so I'd want to replace that with back squat. RDLs I like but then the program has no true deadlifting which is kind of lame. So I was thinking maybe on the second lower body day of the week using deadlift as the main lift and something else as the supplement, maybe good mornings or more back squats??? Does that sound like it would work or would that just screw up my overall progress?

I don't like the upper body exercises either- chest supported row (my gym doesn't even have one) and incline bench. It has dumbell Military press as accessory. No regular bench??? What kind of program would that be? I'm not totally sure what to substitute, but I'd prefer to do barbell overhead press, flat bench, and weighted pull ups at least once a week. Can anyone suggest me anything? Thanks