I have started with that 5x5 stronglift program:
Day1: Squats 5x5 , Bench Press 5x5 , Barbell Rows 5x5
Day2: Squats 5x5, Overhead Press 5x5, Deadlift 1x5
(of course you do other stuff too, but these are the most important exercises).
I train 3 times a week, so some weeks I will to the day1 program twice, and some weeks the day2 program twice. Now, to my question. Can it really be good to do 5x5 heavy squats 3 days a week? Isn't that kind of overkill? How will this affect my knees? (I have bad knees) Would it be ok to do leg presses instead of squats on day2 or would that defeat the whole purpose of this program? I should add that I haven't been training for almost 15 months, just started 2 weeks ago.