I think there's something to be said about getting strong on the basic exercises. Paul Carter recently posted a Facebook status and in that he said "if you're coming to me wondering why your triceps are small, and you can't close grip bench 405, I know what your problem is."
If you can't deadlift 500+ for 5-10 reps, barbell row 275+ for 5-10 reps, and do weighted pull-ups or chins with 90+lbs hanging from a belt, the basics will treat you well.
Day 1 - Deadlifts/Chin or pull-ups
Day 2 - Rows/Chins or pull-ups
5-10 rep sets, 3-5 sets each. Keep the DL in the lower range, around 5 reps so form breakdown isn't as bad. Let's say you're doing 4 sets of 8-10 reps on pull-ups, once you complete all sets within that rep range, add 2.5 to 5lbs next workout. Rinse and repeat.