I don't want to do a powerlifting routine because I don't like the exercise selection. And I don't want to do HIT because the 20rep squat plan and other things are not best for hypertrophy. If I decide to use this routine it's going to be because I want to gain strength and mass is irrelevant. Here's the exercises I will do: Bodybuilding style Front Squat(as shown at EXRX.net) EXRX style SLDL(without a straight back and with straight knees) Rack Pull into Barbell Shrugs Decline Dumbell Press Head Down Dips Dumbell Shoulder Raise Decline Sit Ups Medicine Ball Crunches 45 degree sidebends Underhanded Chinups One Arm Dumbell Rows Subscapularis Cable Exercise as shown at EXRX.net Gleduis Medus, Minimus Cable Exercise again as shown at EXRX.net Standing Calf Raises Standing Reverse Calf Raises Seated Calf Raises Incline Dumbell Curls Decline Skull Crushers I'll divide these exercises over a five day split. I'll start with my 8RM and do each of these exercises to failure for one set. Then I'll add five pounds for barbell exercises and 2 1/2 pounds using plate mates to dumbell exercises. Then this next week I'll do reps until failure. Then I'll keep adding weight until I get to my one rep max or two rep max. Then I'll do five negatives with that weight. Once I've reached either the 1RM of Front Squat or SLDL I'll do one week of negatives. Then I'll take a week off and start over with a higher starting weight. There's some overlap, so maybe I should alternate some of the exercises weekly? I want to get stronger on all the exercises of the list. Should I allow for more recovery time? For example, a five day split over two weeks. Any other suggestions?