Hello, why not do 1 week training(full body three times week, hit style, 1 set to the positive failure) and then 9-14 days rest? I have seen my own training routines, that when i train musclegroup 3 times in month and keep 14 days SD, i have always got best muscle gains. I mean like: 1. chest, shoulders, triceps 2. legs, calves 3. back, biceps three weeks training and one week without no training with weights. Then i have done three "chest, shoulders, triceps" workouts; "three legs, calves" workouts; three "back, biceps" workout. when you count the days between last training, you see that it`s 14 days since last ex. chest, shoulders, triceps workout, when i start training my chest, shoulders, triceps again. I think SD is great idea from Bryan and it certainly has helped me put more muscle. I can´t understand why i should do 15 reps, 10 reps, 5 reps 2 week block workouts? When i could do: 1 week training, 1 week off training(or more "off days to" get 14 days rest last full body workouts)? In mainly 1 set,6-8 reps, which builds the solid muscle, like many powerlifter has. Chest, shoulders, triceps 3-way split is fairly good routine, but full body routine has advantages. It has been said that many injuries with early days of training was because the full body splits. When you the main reason is still pattern overload, which is caused by same rep/set schemes and doing same movements. With SD you can overcome this problem i think, when you take 9-14 days rest with out training, you muscles get rest. source: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460663 "The idea of strategic deconditioning is to remove the training stimulus temporarily so that the muscle will actually decondition and become more vulnerable to microtrauma. The trick is to stop lifting long enough to sensitize the muscle, but not so long as to lose too much hard earned muscle." in my experience after 14 days musclesize/strenght start going down, this is the right time to train muscle again. Comparing "full body 3x week" to "Chest, shoulders, triceps 3-way" split, i can train musclegroup 6 times in month in full body comparing training them 3 times in moth. I think HST is close the real way of natural training, when it´s done low volume(3 sets per musclegroup in week). I just don´t think i need tendon/lingament to been trained with 15 reps.