I want to run by you 3 different takes on the famous 5 x 5 method, as they are used in programs devoted to hypertrophy gains, primarily.
The first option is to perform the classical 5 x 5 method in a full body routine: bench pressing, seated or bent-over rowing, shoulder press and squats on Mondays and Fridays, and alternating movement planes on Wednesdays, as opposed to using the same movements all the week, switching to Decline Bench Press or Weighted Dips, Pull-downs or Weighted Pull-ups/Chin-ups and Cuban Presses for the shoulders, along with Deadlifts. The tempo switches from a 2010 to a 4010, in order to promote muscle growth over strength.
The second option is to keep using the same traditional 5 x 5 exercises (Flat Bench Press, Seated or Bent-Over Rows and Squats, along with Shoulder Presses) with the 201 tempo, following them by 3 sets of 10-12 reps with a different angle of motion, like Decline Bench Presses or Dips, Pull-downs or Chin-ups/Pull-ups and Deadlifts, in a 401 tempo, or keep the same 201 tempo and do 5 sets of 10 instead.
The third one is to just do a 5 x 5 scheme with the classic 201 tempo and then do a 5 x 5 scheme with a 401 tempo, switching movement planes or not. I guess this one is the simplest take.
Which option seems best for a person who needs to get big, and fast?