Originally Posted by Johan
I'm not real sure, but you might just be better off with something else until you are ready for a full 5x5 routine. Thats probably what I would do.
If he's doing 5 sets of 5 reps for each exercise...then it is a 5x5 routine. 5x5 isn't a routine, BUT there are many different routines based on the 5x5 setup (which i think is what Johan meant).
As for the routine.
-I see too much push and not enough pull. (2 push, 1 pull)
-Bench (which would be the heaviest of the three exercises) is last
-Shoulders are worked on bench and military, too much shoulder work IMO
I would make a variation of that workout for each day.
Bench 5x5 or 3x5 (day 1, 2, 3)
Rows 5x5 or 3x5 (day 1, 2, 3)
Military 3x5 (day 1) Pullups 3x5 (day 2) Dips 3x5 (day 3)
Now you've got extra shoulder/tris on day 1, extra bis/back on day 2 and extra tris/chest day 3 while still being able to lift some heavy compounds. As the weights get heavier, those 3x5's or 5x5's will begin to drain you especially since you're doing them 3 times a week at the same intensity.
This is just my quick 2 cents, hopefully some of the other members can chime in and add to this or correct something (I don't really like the idea of bench/rows 3 times a week at the same intensity, it seems like a bit much)