I still have some time before I stall on Starting Strength. Its been working out very well for me. I will continue to use this program as long as I am still making progress. That being said, one day I will be ready for a more advanced program that adds weight a little slower. At least according to Mark Ripptoe in "Practical Programming for Strength Training".
I believe the "Strong(er)" program by Dave Tate is a more advanced program that I am not yet ready for. Dave Tate states in his book, "Strong(er) Workout Phase I", the following statement in chapter I: "The Strong(er) Workout is not a beginner’s exercise program. A consistent background of at least three to five years — with a proven training program — is recommended before undertaking the Strong(er) Work- out."
I have to agree with all of you on the Stonglifts guy, Mehdi. But he did not come up with the routine. Here is a passage from his website: "Stronglifts 5×5 is based on Reg Park’s 5×5 routine. He was the first guy to write about 5×5 in 1960. That means people were doing 5×5 before I was born. I didn’t invent this."
I have dabbled in the world of Jim Wendler's "5/3/1" in the past. I used his program for about a year before my motorcycle accident. I loved every second of it. I am most likely to go back when the time is right. Thanks to all the advice given here.
I have not read "The Cube Method" yet. But before I do, does anyone here prefer it over the others?
I know the basic concept behind Juggernaut Training but not as in depth as some others.
dagill2: To answer your questions. My goal is overall strength. I am not, nor will become a competing powerlifter. I do have all intentions of making myself as strong as possible though. I have a power rack, bench, belts, bands, and more weight than I can lift. No prowler though. Is there any special equipment you recommend? I have about 2 hours/day sometimes more.