If your squat is anywhere near 200, do 3x5 if that program interests you. It’s meant for RANK beginners who are squatting 45 - 180 pounds. Otherwise, it’s too much volume at any level beyond beginner.
You posted in bodybuilding; it’s a strength oriented program. OF course you will experience hypertrophy but it’s not the focus of the program. It’s still good for BBers to run a “strength” cycle now and then to move up the poundages they can then use on their higher rep work.
It’s worth noting that Stronglifts is a modified version of Bill Starr’s 5x5 training (Which is really 2 warm-up sets and 3 sets of 5). The more notable descendant of 5x5 now is Starting Strength, not Stronglifts.
Both are good programs for Strength, and decent programs for hypertrophy. So to re-cap: Depends on your level, depends on your goals.
I understand. Thanks for your comments.
Squat is about 275 so perhaps i should rethink this.
My goal is hypertrophy. However, over the past 4 years I seem to have made the most progress when trying to get stronger on the big moves. I find to hard to progress strength-wise consistently on 4x8 or other what i would call ‘hypertrophy’ set/rep schemes.
I think you are beyond the level of 5x5. If you really are into that kind of training, I would suggest the Texas Method http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_texas_method
Or, if you want more flexibility, 5/3/1.
For a bodybuilding split that matches your philosophy Max OT is a good one as well.