I have been lifting off and on now for the past 5 years. Recently I had taken some time off because of elbow problems but am looking to get back into lifting. In the past I have done Rippetoes Starting Strength program and a different program with less weight and higher reps in the 3x10 range. My question is what do you guys think is the better method for gaining mass? I know a lot of people consider Rippetoes more of a strength program rather than to gain muscle. Honestly I have done variations of both programs and have gotten good results off both. I was just wondering what you guys think is more effective or if it really matters if you do high weight and low reps like in rippetoes or lower weight and higher rep programs like many bodybuilders seem to typically due to hit that target hypertrophy rep range etc.