Why doesn’t anyone here talk about very low rep schemes for beginners to gain strength fast. Even 5 reps per set seemed too high for me so I started exclusively doing heavy doubles or singles. I’m gaining 10 lbs on my squat per week and at least 5 lbs on bench. I’m on my way now to benching 2 plates and squatting 3 within the next couple months. No SS, no GOMAD retardation. Just low reps and getting at least 100g of protein a day.