I am thinking of experimenting with periodization to see if I can increase strength and hypertrophy more rapidly than HST has done for me currently. It would be a 6 day, full body, 1x10 for each exercise, using around 10 exercises, day 7 is an off day. I will use the HST method of increasing load each workout up to my 10 RM. ie. day 1 will be around 70% of my 10 RM and day 6 will be my 10 RM. Once I make the 10 RM I will increase the weight 5%. The 6 day cycle will repeat each week the same way dropping back to 70% at the start and working all week up to my 10 RM. Reasons why I want to do this are several: The weekly periodization allows me to push to positive failure while avoiding overtraining. I can keep my pump without having to use drop sets. Workouts can be kept brief. 30-45 minutes The potential for strength gains are better than an HST cycle. I can maximize my frequency. I can avoid using a 5x5 strength program which would be too hard on my joints after 6 months. Anyone care to comment?