Quick background.
I'm coming off a 2 month break after a nasty broken metacarpal.
Posted my routine i'm doing on another forum.
It's a modified version of WBB1 to better suit me (i've been lifting for about 4 years now, semi serious, going to be very serious from now).
I'm an ectomorph, and am focusing on gaining weight / mass.

This is the routine i'll be doing:
http://www.wannabebig.com/article.p...eid=25&pageid=3

doing a modified version of it.

Chest / back:
Bench - 3 x 6-8
Incline dumbell press - 3 x 6-8
Dips - 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps

Chinups - 3 x 6-8 (using weights to maintain max reps)
Rows - 3 x - 8-10
Shrugs - 3 x 8

Legs:
Squat machine - 3 x 8-10
Leg curls - 3 x 8-10
Hamstring curls - 3 x 8-10
Calf raises - 3 x 10-12

Shoulders / Biceps / Triceps:
Military press - 2 x 8
Dumbell press - 2 x 10
Lat raises - 2 x 10-12
Dips (low) - 3 x 8
Tricep extentions - 2 x 8-12
Barbell curls - 3 x 8-10
Hammer curls 1 x 8

on alternating days.
and this is the comments and advice i was given about WBB1 and my routine.

Its just a general dumb bodybuilder routine. Not enough frequency, too much specialisation, training to failure, all the common mistakes bb'ers make.

Not that you can't gain off it, but there are much more effective ways to train which require less recovery and exert quicker physique changes.

The notion of a bulking and cutting routine is another dumb thing bb'ers have. Until you are carrying substantial size and are in a position where you need to start working on specalised muscle groups (bigger long head of tris, bigger upper chest, etc etc) to tweak your phsyique, your routine shouldn't change if your bulking or cutting. The idea of bulking and cutting in itself is rather dumb too.

Seeings as you like to workout 3 days a week I'd suggest;

Workout A:
Bench Press
Barbell Row
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Chins (shoulder width pronater or suipated (sp) grip depending on strength)

Workout B:
Full Squats
Deadlifts
Standing calf Raises
Abdominal Work (crunches, leg raises, situps)

Alternate those two workouts, so one week your doing A twice, B once, the next your doing B twice.

If you want some more variety you can further include;

Workout A2:
Dumbbell Row
Dips
Lat Pulldown (shoulder width grip)
Incline Dumbbell Press

Workout B2:
Full Front Squats
Stiff Legged Deadlifts
Calf Raises
Abdominal Work (crunches, leg raises, situps)

Rep range would be 5 reps. More for calfs and abs.

As your coming back from a 2 month layoff, start with just 2x5 for each compound exercise, and add another set each fortnight (6 workouts total) until you reach 5x5. Keep weight constant during sets. Increase the weight as you see fit. DO NOT GO TO FAILURE. Stretch thoroughly after workouts and do warmup sets.
my thoughts.
1) i'm aiming for progressive overload and mass, so what's the problem with training till failure (or close).

2) doesn't seem to target the biceps / tris at all.

3) 5 sets of 5 reps? for me (ecto) i've found that 3 sets of 8 reps works well.

anyway, just looking for some feedback from those in the know.