Originally Posted by Monsta
just an FYI also. when i start this ripptoe my deadlifts and squat numbers may im prove drastically. i know whenever i start to squat i start off slow but then it tends to progress fast. just giving the heads up so it wont look to funny
If you're going to do the intermediate 5x5 type thing then your progression should look pretty steady regardless of how fast you are capable of progressing strengthwise. I.E. you don't want to start playing around and progress 20 pounds here and then 5 pounds the next time and all that. You want to keep the stress buildup kinda steady which allows you to make the longest run at it and that will result in more gains overall..
However, if you are capable, based on previous experience, of getting much stronger very quickly, then 5x5 may be kind of a roundabout way of doing things for you. In other words, if you can lift heavier in a short period of time then there is no use in playing around for weeks on end with such an overall low intensity.
Another potential problem I see here for your, based on what I see, is that not all your lifts may need the same treatment or respond the same. So you may find yourself, for instance getting great gains on some movements that you have traditionally stuck to higher reps for, and with other movments have very little progress. That is somewhat the nature of a 5x5 anyway but again, it is something to consider.
You may be able to prioritize based on this at least.