Originally Posted by Sean Rooks
I see what you are saying, and completely agree on the 5x5 front. I never cared for texas method, starr, etc...
30 reps/week of loading >80% is exactly what it takes for me to make progress.
In my opinion you are still a novice as long as you make progress with 3x5 two times a week.
Imagine someone doing SS 3 times a week, so 3 times 3x5 and he stops making progress and switches to 3x5 two times a wekk? This simply won't work in my opinion.