Hi everyone ... I tried HST a few years ago and didn't really get the best out of it because my diet was lacking, form was shite, and I couldn't grasp the concept of simplifying. Now I'm older and somewhat wiser I would like to return to HST and give it a proper go without screwing it up. In the last few years I've had great results with wendler 531 and have only been focusing on big compound lifts with pretty much zero isolation. My lifts are still not impressive by any means .... But focusing on strength programs over the last few years has really taught me the importance of using perfect form and focus which has improved my training hugely. I'm looking to start HST on Monday and would really appreciate some help setting up my routine to make sure I'm off on the right track. I have read the ebook again to refresh my memory and have printed it off so I can revise it whenever I need to. I want to make sure I am not doing too much in each workout and I'm looking to simplify as much as possible so without cluttering each workout I think it's probably best to use an ABA - BAB type split. Here are the exercises I would like to focus on - Squat Conventional deadlift Incline bench Flat bench Flat & incline db press Weighted chin ups T bar rows Lat pulldown Standing Military press Seated DB military press These have all become my favourite staple exercises and would love to include them all ... However I realise that it's a big list and to avoid clutter I may have to drop a few Could anyone suggest a good way of programming these all into a HST routine ? Or am I better off just picking 6 and keeping it ultra simple to minimise fatigue ? also is there any benefit from slightly underestimating my maxes for each rep range ? I know this sounds odd but It's something that 531 implements and it basically ensures that you don't stall out too early and can hit everything with perfect form on the first few cycles. I just wondered if a similar approach would work well with HST ... Purposely starting slightly too light and then increasing the weights each cycle by small increments For cycle 2 I will be using the proper testing method at the end of this cycle to establish the maxes .... But as this is my first cycle and I'm looking to start Monday I'm going to have to estimate them off my recent workout journals, so I thought it better to underestimate than overestimate Anyways I think that's about it ... Sorry for the long post. current stats are .. Height : 6'2 Weight : 84kg Bodyfat : very lean but dont have an exact percentage.