I've just been introduced to the 5x5 workout concept, but i'm trying to clarify some of the details for it.
Is it ok to do the 5x5 workout for one muscle group and a different approach for another group? (my goals are not the same for all muscle groups)
If I do 5x5 for a single muscle group, do all exercises for that muscle group have to be 5x5? (some exercises just seem useless doing only 5 reps per set)
The big question, how should the weights increase versus reps per set? I know its suppose to be 5 sets by 5 reps per set, but how should I increase my weights? Right now, the last 2 sets are usually really difficult, only getting 4 and 3 reps on them (not quite the 5 reps described), but the first two or 3 sets are usually really easy, where I could do 10 or more reps if I wanted. How should the weights be increased? Should I be able to get 5 reps on teh last set? Should I start higher and not increase til sets 4 or 5? Also, i'm not making huge increases between sets, but only going up by the next logical weight. if its dumbbells, i go up to the next weight. If its on a bar, i go up by 5 lbs or 10 lbs depending on the exercise. How should I be stepping the weights?