hey, im new to the site here and ready to start my first cycle of HST, and would like some advice/ideas for my routine. anyways heres some background: im 18 years old, about 5'8", ~150 lbs. ectomorph. i've been lifting on and off for the last 3 or so years, fairly seriously since school started this fall. i'm still fairly skinny yet i have put on a decent amount of muscle and am fairly well built for a scrawny ectomorph. anyways i liked the looks of this program and love that fact that it is acctually based on scientific research. goin into engineering, i tend to like hard facts, evidence,and research over some guy i dont know's personal experience. ok so enough bs, heres theroutine i came up with. i have 2 routines that i will alternate between, so as to mix up my exercises a little. routine#1 bench x2 weighted dips x2 lat pulldown wide grip x1 narrow grip x1 upright rows x2 raises(front,side,back) x2 preacher curls x2 1 arm reverse tricep pulldown x2 squat/w calf raises at the end x2 leg curls x2 weighted situps x2 something to target my obliques x1 routine #2 bench x2 weighted dips x2 rows narrow grip x1 wide grip x1 raises(front, sides, back) x2 hammer curls x2 tricep pulldown(/w ropes) x2 calf raises x2 deadlift /w shrugs at the end x2 leg curls x2 weighted situps x2 something to target my obliques x1 each routine has 21 sets. i would do a set of a different type of exersice while resting form the set of the first one to make it go quicker, ex:1 set bench, then 1 set lat pulldown, then back to bench. i havent figured out all my maxes(15rm, 10rm, 5rm) yet, but will have them by the end of the week. then i will have the next week off for spring break and probly do no working out(kinda stratigic deconditioning) and then gaet back at it on the 21st. one more question, if im in good shape and not worried about any strains or injuries do i need to do the 15 rep weeks or would i see better gains substituting something else? thanx.