Progression is better today then yesterday.
JW thinks that anybody that times the break between sets is an idiot.
Yet, one of Waterbury's progression theory is shorter breaks between sets.
Who is right?
And 5 minutes? Why?
Every good work out has a progression model. In your initial post, you just mentioned exercise and sets/reps. You did not post a work out. So my initial response stands. It sucks balls.
Stop approaching weight lifting thru academia. How many cycles of 5/3/1 have you done? Ever try a CT work out? How about SS until you stall then Move to Texas Method? Ever gave Gironda's 8x8 a try? How about a Smolov cycle?? 20 rep breathing squat? etc, etc, etc.
Go in the trenches, do it and learn.
Also, you don't just pick and exercise for a well rounded program, you think about what you are doing and why.
At the end of the day, a bad program done consistently is better then the perfect program done inconsistently.
And your super complicated comment is the exact reason you should not program your own. It shows your lack experience. 5x5 complicated? Really?