Well, I think some are mixing what Bryan posted with other strength-based theories. The whole heavy-day, medium-day, light-day bit is a strength training technique; it's not HST proper. I think it is useful to remember that as the loads you lift increase, the demands on the entire body increase, as well. This requires recovery time, even though we may be growing slower than we like. I think the HIT crowd has a point when it comes to the notion of an "inroad into recovery." HST already take this inroad concept into account, whether intentional or not, by using SD to make submaximal weight productive, ramping the weight steadily over time, and keeping total volume as close as possible to the sweet spot throughout the cycle. I don't think impatience should dictate training decisions. In my experience, whenever impatience has crept in, I wound up burned out and sick of training, or injured and losing even more gym time.