do bill stars 5x5. i'll start with it after my holidays, too.
squats and deads on the same day sounds heavy to me.
I took a look at Bills program, both the intermideate and the advanced. The intermediate was just to much squat I am usually sore 1 week after doing squats so doing it 3 times a week will never work for "me". The advanced version looks more what I am after but there the Monday workout is more or less just squats and that sounds boring. Also there is squats all three days and that won't work for me, I think it sucks to do squats once a week and three times a week will probably make me wanna quit the gym.
Well squats and deadlifts on the same day is not an issue once you got used to it, sure I can probably push the second exercise more if it would be on another day but then I probably will be sore after the deadlifts or squats that I did earlier the same week. But one of the biggest reasons to have squats and deadlifts on the same day is that I hate those exercises because they are so good damn heavy. If I am only having one boring day at the gym each week it is more likely that I will do that workout. I also want to take it easy on the deadlifts because if I focus on them to much I usually increase the weight to quick and my technique start to suck. This will probably just give me an injury for a week or for life and I will never compete or something like that so I will just not concentrate that much on the squats and the deadlifts.
This was a shitload of words why I am lazy and think squats and deadlift are boring. I will never remove them in the long run because they are the most complete exercises that a person can do in the gym. It just that I don't enjoy them because they are so damn heavy.