I'm doing ICF 3x5 (I'm cutting), but there is only 1x5 (+ warm-up sets) for deadlift, because Blaha says it's too big pressure on your CNS. Similiar in SS and SL routines. However, I noticed that many anons have 3x5 deadlift in their routines. Where is the truth? Is 1 DL set jut for dyels and later you can add another sets?
Depends. I do 4x5(3 warm-up, 1 workset) followed by 1x3(semi-PR) and 1xPR.
I've realized that this works the best for me and made me reach 4 plate and now I'm 2.5kg away from 5 plate.
I have a friend who only does 6x2 and he can 1x6 5 plate easily.
When I was progressing from a single plate I couldn't do more than 3x5(first 2 being warm-ups) yet I've seen men who progressed with 5x5 and had awesome gains.
Well yeah, if you could 5x5 enough weight to make progress every time you deadlift. Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that. You can't recover in time from a 3x5 let alone a 5x5. Keep in mind that SS style programs focus on making sure beginners can quickly gain strength yet still recover, and get past noob weights ASAP. More sets detract from efficiency.
i did 5x5 every weekday. i would alternate light days and heavy days. my max was 4.5 plates. i didn't progress that quickly with this lift, but the strength i gained from it easily carried over to my other lifts and in the sports i was doing at the time. easily my fave exercise. even more than the squat.