It's not like I can actually do any tire flipping. I do not have a tire and wouldn't know where to keep one if I did.
I feel quite alone in the wilderness about this. It seems people are very invested in believing that deadlifts are god's gift to the universe. Responses on Starting Strength to my query were quite dismissive. It seemed to me the answers were carefully worded to not recommend anything else so as not to make the SS program seem dangerous.
I posted here by accident. I meant to post in the fitness forum.
I guess I'll just stick with trying to get a pullup and doing lighter squats on press days for now. I keep running out of time on press day anyway.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 180 x 2. Current Deadlift: 230 x 2