“There are no rules, only options.” - Ian King on designing strength training programs This board contains the most knowledgeable, friendly and helpful members of any I visit. Given the vast and detailed knowledge of its members, and my lack thereof, I hope to consolidate the advanced “tweaking” information in one place – for the benefit of all of us. Bryan has said that the original program was developed as close to “one size fits all” as possible, which by definition means it won’t be optimal for all. I’ve printed and read 241 pages in the last few days (in addition to the several hundred printed and digested over the last two and a half years). There is a TON of information on this site to sift through, I just want to get most of the tweaking / optimizing ideas in one place. I want to list the ranges of options available and when they might best be used. I hope that it will benefit everyone and that lots of people will participate – especially the experts: Byran, Blade, DKM, Mikeynov, Vicious, and the rest. I hope you will contribute your ideas, successes and failures, and more importantly, WHY you made the tweaks you did. If you are a beginner, do NOT read this thread – it will only bore you (at best) or confuse you (at worst). Do the original HST routine at least twice before considering these tweaks. I hope this thread does not degenerate into another Cluster HST thread (which had 8 great posts and 130 whiny, name calling ones ). To keep it logical, every few days I’ll throw out a topic and get as much insight as possible before updating the second post in this thread. That's where you’ll find the “updated consensus of the board”.