Also this program is 3x5, not 5x5. I have noticed my last 2 sets on 5x5 are much weaker than the first 3.
It's still a 5x5, just with 3 working sets.
The 5x5 programs with 5 working sets are volume programs. Better for size increase.
The point of both is that when you can complete all working repetitions you add 5-10lbs. to the movement on the next session.
Good article! for a good while an old training partner would go to the trouble of bringing his own smaller then standard size weight plates to the gym.
For years I carried 0.5lb. & 1.0lb. fishing weights with wire loops attached to put them on the end of the bars.