Here's the thing: As my squat poundages are progressing well on 3 x week frequency I just wondered how this might continue? I'm 5"10 at around 200lbs and will finish my post 5s on 295lbs for a few sets of 5 reps and (hopefully) a few reps on 305lbs. I am going as deep as I can go while still keeping my back straight. I finished my first cycle on 245lbs so I'll have added 50lbs this cycle. I was hoping to reach 315lbs (3 x 45lb plates a side) by the end of the year but it looks as if I will get there much sooner. I think what has really helped me is alternating squats with deadlifts during the post 5s. Deads have boosted my lower back strength which has helped me to stay more upright when I squat. Also, lifting a heavier weight in the deadlift seems to have a very positive psychological effect when squatting. I would like to hear from anyone who has been training using HST for a while and has managed to push their squats up way over this. What poundages for 5 reps or so have you managed and how long has it taken to get there? I realise that I am not training for strength with HST but I am interested to know what others have achieved and what to aim for. I guess that safety will become more of an issue as the poundages go up? Any words of wisdom will be gratefully received.