I was into 5x5 for about 8 months, and now I am into 3x8+drop sets to failure... The reason for this change is simple. Over time the gains from any exercise routine drops. This is true of any exercise, because the body learns to cope with it. In that sense, there isn't really a good or bad program, one basically needs all well established programs, switching from one to the other once the gains drop.
I have noted drastic changes in my strength and endurance, but invariably these happened in the first few weeks after changing the program. My strength increased linearly in the first 8 weeks of starting 5x5 but in the remaining 6 months, it increased only 10% more. I switched to 3x8+drop sets to failure, and my endurance has been increasing linearly since starting the program. It will be interesting to see what will happen when I switch back to 5x5 after some months.
There isn't much change in my physical appearance though.
Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 5/9/2013 (14:42)
``Don't break the chain." -Jerry Seinfeld
``Moments of silence are part of the music." -Anonymous
| current weight: 211.0