Would this routine work for size as a semi-beginner (4 months of training, learnt correct form on all exercises)? Working out 3 days a week, alternating A and B workouts with 1 day rest in between, weekends off (or if I missed a workout I could do it then).
Progression rate: +5lbs every week on upper body lifts, +10lbs on lower body lifts.
I know 3x5 is a proven rep scheme (Mark Rippetoe/starting strength/etc…) to add strength and size, I’m just a bit skeptical about it as the consensus seems to be 8-12 reps for hypertrophy. Although I can see how strength improves much faster on a 3x5 routine which will overload the muscles and force them to grow a lot more than for example a 3x10 routine. But on the other side of the spectrum you have the need for ‘volume’ and ‘time under tension’ to make muscles grow, which isn’t that high in a 3x5 routine. Can anyone share his experience with a program like this?
PS: I know I posted another routine on this forum a few days ago, I’m just curious about which routine I should pick. There’s an overflow of information on the internet, even T-nation articles contradict themselves, depending on the writer. I know I should find out myself ‘what works best for me’, but I’d like to have a good starting point!