Train, Eat, Rest, Repeat!
Join Date: Jan 2010
Training Exp: 26
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: BP, MP, SQ & DL
Fav Supp: Bacon & Eggs
I agree that 5x5 is sufficient volume
Also, at 140 you need to gain strength as a priority and take the mass gains that come with strength...when you gain 20 lbs on a basic strength program, you can start thinking about volume focused workouts.
I like the suggestion for unilateral BW work if you have a spine injury because it will strengthen your deep core and keep your legs fit...however, giving in to the injury and avoiding squats/dead lifts is not a solution. I herniated 2 lumbar discs and had surgery and squats/DLs were a key part of my recovery.
Best of luck!
"You must have a very strong reason for doing an exercise. If you don't, scrap it and move on." -Jim Wendler
-Get bigger overall @ 10-12%BF. -Traps big enough to scare women, children and manlets. -Complete clean TRIPLES with weights I've handled for heavy singles
-Curl 70# DBs for reps and knock out 12-15 easy pullups -BP 260x3 MP 160x3 SQ 325x3 DL385x3 BOR 190x3
Gym PRs: BP 265 MP 175 SQ 365 DL 405 BOR 245