Well, I did Starting Strength but I didn't "DTFP" in their parlance. I did not:
- Make the same level of jumps in weight
- Workout as many times a week
- Do powercleans
- Overeat, gain weight
- Drink a gallon of milk a day
- Do chinups
- Always do 3 sets of 5 on my worksets. (Sometimes I do 15 sets of 1.)
And now I no longer do deadlifts.
In other words, you can still find some value in Starting Strength even if you don't exactly do the program.
I can't see what use barbell rows has and I think for me doing 5x5 would be too much volume. That's the only reason I did not follow Stronglifts. That and the Mehdi guy sends me way too much email.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3