Hello. I discovered HST a few months ago. I read the HST Basic eBook by Richard Raab (Totentanz), the FAQ eBook by Bryan, and much of the forum before writing this first post. Many thanks to Bryan and team: this website is an excellent resource. I hope I might get some feedback about my implementation of HST. Background: I am male, 45-years old, 88kg, 5’10” (178cm). I have a full-time desk job as well as a second part-time desk job, and a family. I walk or cycle a few miles a day. I aim to eat around 2700 calories a day, which includes 180g of protein (I usually fall a bit short on the protein). I have been weight training for about two years: I began with Starting Strength for three months, then used Wendler’s 5/3/1, before discovering HST three months ago. My 1RMs, in kilograms: Squat: 150 Deadlift: 175 Barbell row: 70 Leg curls: 65 Leg extensions: 90 Bench press: 100 Military press: 72.5 Barbell curls: 35 Lying tricep extensions: 35 Dips: BW x 15 Chin-ups: BW x 7 My goals: to put on muscle mass, primarily for its long-term health benefits (such as blood regulation), before I get too old to meaningful do so; to continue to progress in strength. In short, I wish to use HST to get as big and strong as I can naturally in my 40s; and to increase in energy, acuity of mind, and vitality. My short-term goals are to focus on building up my upper-body, especially the chest which I find difficult. (My deadlifts, by contrast, seem to progress more easily.) My routine: I was attracted to HST for one main reason: I find long sessions with lots of volume exhausting (as well as boring and hard to fit in to my schedule), due to my age and other responsibilities. HST allows me to structure more frequent sessions with less volume. I find this invigorates rather than exhausts me. And shorter sessions, even if daily, are easier to fit in to my schedule, and are less boring since they don’t drag on. I am following a vanilla HST. But instead of a full-body routine three times a week, I have split each session into two — one lower-body day and the other an upper-body day — over six days a week. My routine is currently as follows: Lower-body day (1) Squat | Deadlift (2) Rows (3) Chins (4) Leg Curls | Leg Extensions Upper-body day (1) Military Press (2) Bench Press (3) Dips (4) Barbell Curls | Lying Triceps Extensions (The ‘|’ indicates that these exercises are swapped on alternate days. Thus, every two weeks, I end up doing squats three times, and deadlifts three times, for example.) For each exercise, I do two sets. As I work out alone in my home-gym, I do not do negatives in weeks 7–8, but rather two further weeks of 5s, raising the weights by 5kg (lower-body exercises) or 2.5kg (upper-body exercises). After a full cycle, I take a one-week SD, raise the the weights the same way again, and start a new cycle. I am currently half-way through my second HST cycle. I would be grateful for any advice, in light of my age and goals, on exercise selection, the split, scheduling, or anything else.