So let me start by saying, This is the best program I have ever followed in my life. I am in the best and strongest shape I have ever been in my entire life, and I can attribute most of it to sticking with the Stronglifts 5v5 program.
I'm 5'9, weigh 155 lbs and I wear it proudly. These are my numbers after about 5 months.
245 Squats 185 Bench 185 Rows 105 Shoulder Press 315 Deadlifts
I am quite proud of all of these, because I am not, and have never been a big guy. I would love to keep going, however....
If I do this workout 3-4 times a week, my right knee starts to hurt. I am not looking for medical advice. I'm an athlete, I know what kind of lingering pain is detrimental to my health, and this isn't it. It's just over-exertion, and lots of strain being placed on my knee due to the heavy weight, and perhaps not 100% perfect form. Besides, when lifting like this, a little bit of pain to be expected.
What I am looking for, is a continuation program, probably with less squats. Maybe more strength training, with power cleans, clean and jerks, compound lifts, etc... I am really not a fan of isolation exercises, because they are a huge waste of time for my goals/body type.
My goals are basically to keep getting stronger, and get more muscle definition. I really don't care about my weight or my body fat %. Summer is coming, and I'd love to sculpt the muscle mass I've gained after a long winter of heavy lifting. If isolation, low volume and high reps is what I need to do, then so be it.
But if someone has had success with something a little more geared toward strength and compound lifting, I would love to hear it.