Originally Posted by Mr.Silverback
I agree with Shadow and everyone else, the 5x5 program is very good...my experience was pretty good. I ran it for 16weeks or so and the first 8weeks I saw my bench go from 375 to 405 real easy. The second cycle my bench went from 405 to 430x3 within the 6th week. Basically the 5x5 program is very versatile and adaptable.
Those are big gains for being at that level of lifting. Making gains after 400 gets pretty damn hard, from my personal experience. Strong work Silverback.