I don't know if it's the best way to approach training for size, but the volume was there:
I would typically try to do 3 waves.
Like for bench:
Warm up: 45x10, 135x10, 185x10
Wave 1: 225x8, 245x5, 275x3
Wave 2: 275x5, 295x3, 315x2
Wave 3: 315x3, 335x2, 355x1
And do ~ 5 explosive push ups in between each set.
That's some fairly concentrated loading on the supporting musculature for that movement.
This gets done quick. I wouldn't completely rest in between sets, and moved quickly.
Like I mentioned above...this is for someone who knows what they are doing and has a bit of experience. I feel this way because I just don't think beginners can get as much out of a set as an experienced lifter.