well, that’s a personal problem, isn’t it? Try harder.
it doesn’t. I’ve been lifting weights for about 17 years now, and have yet to come across a program that didn’t benefit me in some way. Even if the benefit is learning something that doesn’t work for you, that’s a benefit. The fact is, you don’t currently know what your body will respond well to, because you haven’t tried anything yet. You have to dedicate months to any given program to determine if it’s something that works for you. Adaptation just takes time.
I feel like you’re asking for specific recommendations, so I’ll give you one that I think fits very well with your goals. Jim Wendler developed 5/3/1 with the goal of building strength and size for his clients/athletes, and to promote athleticism as well. He played football for a D1 college, and has trained plenty of quality athletes, and he’s competed in powerlifting at a high level as well. His 5/3/1 basic template combined with the Boring But Big assistance work, which is specifically aimed at developing muscle size, is a pretty ideal setup for what your goals are. It’s also very easy to follow, which is something I value. I would say I’ve run a couple dozen programs in my life, and this one is the one I’ve valued the most.
He has an e book for this available (pdf). Hopefully someone else can direct you to it, I haven’t looked it up in years.