Gday everyone- first off i hope every one has had a great x-mas. So i came across a HST article the other day and then started reading everything on the forum the last couple of days and am keen to give HST a crack when i stall out on my current program. Now i have a bit of a habit of overthinking things and tinkering where i probably shouldnt, but thought id throw out a few questions for the more experienced guys. Here they are. 1) Can strategic deconditioning be done at different times for different muscle groups??? I understand how important the deconditioning is, but hate taking time off from the gym. i know though that i would definately do it if i could stage deconditioning for different body parts at different times eg start 15's for upper body/or push whilst deconditioning lower body/pull (not sure yet how id split body if i was to), when i move to 10's for upper/push start the 15's for lower/pull and then keep working through like that. Would it work or does the body need deconditioning as a whole??? anyone tried it? 2) Now ive read in a few posts/articles that there is nothing magic about the rep ranges used (15/10/5) and that the progressive increase of load is the key(which makes sense). So rather than spend 2 weeks in each rep range could you work out your starting weight at the start of the cycle as per normal, and then work out what you need to add to the bar to hit your 5RM at the end of the cycle. Then you would add that weight every work out, not be too concerned about number of reps as they would naturally decrease over the course of the program and of course stop a rep or 2 short of failure. To me it seems a much simpler way of doing it-thoughts??? 3) Anyone ever ran an abbreviated HST routine? I work out at home by myself and dont have a huge amount of equipment. I was thinking of doing chins, dips, overhead presses and deadlifts only. Any one ever try anything as abrreviated as that? any need to up volume to offset the lower number of exercises?? Thanks in advance for your responses.