Originally Posted by Kyle Redinger
5x5 means 5-5-5-5-5 with the same weight, we have people work up in 5 to 10 pound increments each week and that typically stops working well after about 6 weeks.
There's a reason for that. 5x5 sets across gets brutal very quickly. You need to build in massive amounts of recovery time, and it will only work for certain populations (young people who are eating a ton). See Texas Method stuff (70s Big did a post on TM).
And what DvS said.