Yes I realise the topic title sounds kinda weird but bear with me.
For a few months now I've changed up my lifting a little and made some really good progress using my current routine and just wanted to know what people thought about it.
I lift 4x/week, deadlift, squat, ohp and bench day + assistance work afterwards. Similar to 5/3/1. I try hit a triple on the main lifts (working up to a 3RM) and if I get it I raise the weight by 2.5kg for the next week and try hit a triple on that weight, keeping the weight the same till I do and then I raise it again.
My assistance work for upper body, for example, would be 3 sets of dips, 3 sets of over-head press (high reps), high-rep pull-ups (50 reps in as few sets etc.) and then maybe some hammer curls thrown in there. It varies on either upper body days.
Now, talking to some people they've said that it's not really a good routine to get strong in due to the lack of volume (as I work up to a max set, so it's only one really heavy set that pushes me). However, many other successful routines such as 5/3/1 or WS4SB or Westside do that too - working up to heavy singles/doubles/triples on ME days and all.
Just wanted to get the opinion of others on this. Also, some may ask why I don't do 5/3/1. Well, I prefer what I do currently but I do want to find out if this is more of a "peaking" routine than actually getting stronger (which some people have told me). I mean, it has helped me gain quite a bit of strength but some are saying that it won't yield gains in the long-term.