I've done 6 months of Doug McGuff's Big Five workout (1 workout/week, training to failure) but when I looked up his reasons for training only 1 time per week he misread some literature that he referenced, so maybe it's time for a little more science-based approach. I've read parts of the large FAQ PDF, the article series, and all the stickies on this forum, so maybe I know enough to start. The exercises will be: Barbell flat bench press Chinups (machine assisted in the beginning, with a dumbbell later on) Machine rows (broad grip) Machine curls (same amount of tension at all times) Leg press machine Machine calf raises, 1 leg at a time to avoid dragging too many plates Each week I'll be adding 5% of my 15RM. Triceps should be covered by BP, abs by chinups, I'm not doing OHP because I hurt my shoulder doing them, and squats make my lower back hurt for a week even though I have correct form. Thoughts?