I have one of my friends who has been training for some time. He has put some mass, but he is still weak af. He never eat enough nor trained the right way and is not even close to the intermediate stage.
He aked me for a good routine. While I think that SS/SL or fierce 5 and so on will be ok… I am convinced that greyskull lp is superior because of its way of autoregulating volume, intensity and because of how it deals with failure. I do still like the way you can put together plugins.
Yet what I dislike is deadlifting with just one set a week. I am not saying that this ain’t gonna work… But it leaves almost no room for practice and btw most novice programs let you DL with a 1.5/week frequency (A/B split). Beacuse of the fatigue/overlap between squats and dl i would basically lower squat frequecy from 2/week to 1.5 week (just like in fierce 5 btw)
Basically i would make an AB split training 3 days per week
Bent over row 2x5+1xAMRAP
2x8 bb curl
2x8 overhead bb extension
Trap bar dl 1xAMRAP (much less taxing and easier to maintain proper form)
Weighted chinup 2x5+1xAMRAP
2x8 floor press
3x12-20 face pulls