dow whatever you want man, nobody can answer this question better than you can.
you know what you can handle better than we do. find some exercises that you enjoy and that you want to make progress in, and plug away at those with some parameters for a set/rep scheme that you want to do and will improve with.
if you like 5 x 5, do it.
what i can share with you is personal experience. so although you just completed a 5 x 5 program, i’d recommend selecting some new parameters for your set/rep scheme. maybe 10 x 3? maybe 12 x 3? maybe 8 x 4 is you’re not too good with higher percentages. you need to pick something you’re pretty sure you’ll be able to perform. of course you can do 5 x 5 again, but i think it’s easy to fall into a particular set/rep scheme and never want to change. you need to step out of your comfort zone every once in awhile. eventually, change becomes comfortable.
basically, trust your instincts. that’s not to say you can’t take some pointers from outside yourself. i.e. a program from this website. but once your instincts are well-developed and you become attuned to your own body and its abilities, no program will ever be better for you than what you know yourself that you should/can perform. i don’t know what level of development you’re at, but i’d assume your instincts are not great yet simply because you’re asking for guidance on a webiste. and that’s totally alright.
but seriously, the best person to answer this question is you. trust your judgement.
does that make sense?
Thanks for the reply, you make some really good points. To answer your question you make perfect sense.