Hello All, I've been working out since March on a pretty routine 4-day split of Back/Chest, Legs, Shoulders, Arms. Since I previously lifted about 5 years ago, much of my strength and size has been re-gained. I am 29, 5'10" 190 lbs...12% BF. Although this workout has been successful for me, I am attempting my first HST cycle, of which this evening will be my 5th workout in the 15's mesocycle. 3x per week - 1x per day All exercise seperated by / are super sets Chins/ Incline Bench Bent-over rows/ Dips Shoulder press/ Calf raise (on a leg press machine) BB Curls/ Skulls Squats/ Leg Curls Shrugs/ Rear delt raises I plan on completing 15x2, 10x2, 5x3, Negs/MS. Observations/Comments thus far: 1) Must admit that I did not SD before beginning 2) It is difficult to 15 reps of any exercise when you are used to doing no more than 8 reps ever 3) It is difficult to finish the routine in less than 70 min 4) Wrist and shoulder seem to bother me more from higher reps than heavier weight 5) Dips hurt my hands (the pressure on my palms) 6) I have a weak grip 7) I am trying not to zig-zag by repeating certain weights for 2 workouts or decresing the incremental change 8) I have a chronic crick in my neck from lifting that never seems to friggin go away (developed before HST) 9) I am not getting sore at all (this concerns me) 10) I don't feel like I am getting as good of a workout as when I split my body parts 11) I am cutting as well...my carbs are largely limited to pre and post workout shakes Weights Used 15's: Chins - Assisted machine to enable me to complete 15x2...Started at plate 9 decreasing to 6 Incline Bench BB - 75 lbs to 125 lbs Bent-over rows - 85 lbs to 125 lbs Dips - BW (no belt) Shoulder press DB's - Combined 60 lbs to 90 lbs Calf raises - 180 lbs to 260 lbs BB curls - 45 lbs to 65 lbs Skulls - 30 lbs to 60 lbs (deep stretch behind head) Squat - 95 lbs to 175 lbs (first time doing squats without Smith Machine) Leg Curls - Every machine is different, but increasing every workout Shrugs - 140 lbs to 200 lbs. Rear-delt raises (incline bench) - 15 lbs to 20 lbs (not much room for increase here at 15 reps) All comments welcome...look forward to contributing all of my experiences to the forum!