I've been training for the past eight months and I'm interested in trying out HST but I want to know some opinions on whether I will benefit from it still as a beginner. My estimated max lifts according to exrx are: 197 squat, 135 bench, 281 deadlift (in pounds). Not very high, so I'm skeptical if the sub maximal loads in HST will truly be enough for me to benefit from them. Thoughts? Also say I wanted to improve on strength as much as possible while running this routine, how could I update the program to not only test new strength but develop it as well? For example, would repping out the last set of 5s on the last day be effective for finding new maxes? Should I dedicate a 7th and 8th week to try to progress linearly on the 5s? Should I drop those weeks to 3s? Or should I run another program to get my strength up before hopping on HST? I am definitely a man of science, so HST has piqued my interest.