One can try high volume training as that guy I talked about in the first post. There volume, then load is the principal driver of progress, not load, then volume, as in HST. Cycling previous loads in HST is a sure way of staying the same. There you need to increase the load as your strength progresses, and grow using those loads only. Or you can keep the loads the same as your strength progresses and increase the volume instead. Use shorter rest periods. This is the path chosen by that guy. It appears that a given 10-12RM load (done in multiple sets of 8-10) is effective for much longer than the research that Bryan based his ideas on concluded. How about not going beyond 100 kg in deads/squats in high volume training, sometimes doing 120x4x2, all to achieve a staggering 185 kg PL-clean DL at 70 kg BW? So muscle/strength can be grown without increasing loads beyond a certain point. Lifetime naturally. Another option is to pick the opposite extreme, and this is the way I'm becoming fond of: lower volume. Meaning only one quality set per exercise (not necessarily 1 set per MG) done 3 times per week. Here load progression plays a critical role. You de-load to about 50% of the loads in 5RM (here SD isn't all that bad since you don't expect to grow using those loads anyway), and start doing nice & slow 10-rep sets with small increments, switching to 5's as you hit failure. One set there, too. You will lose some of the muscle with those submaximal loads for sure, but it will quickly recover. Nice and slow to give time for CNS & tendons to recover. Work the set nice and slow, concentrating on the form and stop when the speed of ascend starts slowing down. The reason for slowing down the speed is to increase the TUT and feel the muscle really worked up by the 10th rep, even if the load is far from maximal. Low set volume has the effect of allowing you to grow much stronger without hindering your ability to recover between sessions. And personally, one quality set is fun. I hate doing several suboptimal work sets per exercise. And in the long term, once a person is as strong as 185 kg DL at 70kg BW, and 60kg 95% clean bicep curling single, I bet he will look as developed as that guy irrespective of the volume used to get there.