For about 8 months I have been doing 3x5 routines (3x5 for the big 3 and overhead press, and 3x10-15 for curls, chins, and dips). I have definately been eating enough, as I have been gaining fat. However, as usual I hit a wall very quickly for my bench and overhead press. All other lifts are progressing. I was only adding 1kg per week (2.2lbs, the minimum I can do). When I was a beginner I was doing 3x8 which made better gains, but could have been newbie gains.
Is it possible 3x5 for pressing movements just don't work for my body? Has this been the case for anyone else? I do 3x5 squats and 1x5 deads and they seem to go well. Progress on 3x12-15 on chins/dips seem to go up the fastest