I have come to realize that I really need to improve my strength. I have never done a strength specific program in the past and after reading a lot of threads here I have decided to follow the intermediate 5x5 that Madcow has posted on his web site. For the first cycle I'm just going to use the spreadsheet he provided and round everything off to the nearest 5 pounds. Does anyone have any suggestions on things I might want to adjust or any situations I should look out for doing this kind of program? I'm really hoping to add more strength than I have in the past with HST. I will be in Las Vegas all next week for a conference and that will be my SD time. So I will be starting the 5x5 program on December 3rd.