I don't feel like I'm out of shape, but I don't know what your standards are. I can do chins, dips, push-ups, etc just fine. 5x10 is no problem with these. Also, I run incline treadmill sprints after each workout, like you've suggested in an older article.
As far as planning/cycling goes, I've gravitated toward your full body templates due to my 3 day/wk training availability and ran them as written in your recommended 5/3 set up. I've only recently read that you suggest changing the intensity over the 5 cycles so I've never done that. Pretty much just picked a full body template and ran it for a while, only changing it up when I felt like trying something new.
What it boils down to is I'm a busy guy but I make time 3 days a week to train to get stronger. I have no plans to compete. If you think I should just keep doing what I'm doing (Beyond full body template rules), then I'll do that. I'd like to plan it out and not think about it. Just run it and get stronger.
Sorry this was long, Jim. I understand you can't program for everyone but so far I've trusted everything you've said and it has worked. I don't do this stuff for a living, you do.
Any input would be awesome. Thanks for taking the time, man. It means a lot.