Bill Starr passed on recently.
This is perhaps my favorite photo of him. He’s deadlifting some ungodly amount of weight. Not sure how much in this photo but I know he did 575lbs at a bodyweight of 181lbs at another time.
As the story goes, Starr forgot his lifting shoes and had to compete in his “penny loafers.” Think about that next time you decide to skip the gym simply because there’s something good on t.v.
So in memoriam of Bill Starr, I’d like to pass along this Bill Starr deadlift program. If your deadlift has been stuck for a few weeks, give this a try.
Note: This program assumes you are deadlifting once a week. No percentages were given, so you’ll have to figure out how much weight to use each week.
A Bill Starr Deadlift Program
Week 1: 5 sets of 8 reps.
Week 2: 5 sets of 5 reps.
Week 3: 2 sets of 5, then 3 sets of 3.
Week 4: Go for a max single.