Something I’ve never really understood is running programs for just one lift. This doesn’t really include bench, because (at least to my best knowledge) the fatigue doesn’t really affect the other lifts much.
Regarding squat and deadlift specific programs that only program that one lift. For the duration of this program are you only meant to do this lift? Say if you’re running a solely deadlift program, what happens to squats? Surely, you don’t program them yourself as the fatigue of the squat program will influence that of the deadlifts. But if you don’t train squats for 14 weeks, I would expect the strength loss to be equal to (or even more than) the strength gain in deadlifts.
My deadlift’s always been a bit of a weak spot for me. So I had looked into deadlift specific programs, but haven’t run one because I don’t want to compromise my squat. Normally what I’d do is take more than one program and combine the best bits (say Candito’s 6 Week + Advanced Bench). But I suspect taking a squat specific, bench specific, and deadlift specific program and combining them would be the death of me, at the very least it’s looking fate in the face and saying ‘give me an injury’.
Anyway, interested to hear some takes on this. Tips on fatigue management, focusing on one lift (squat or deadlift) without sacrificing the other. Or generally, why do people run lift specific programs?