Hi all, I've know of HST for some time now but never got round to implementing it permanently. About 18 months ago I did for a couple of month and gained about 1 stone but wasn't eating properly so can't tell you how much was lean mass. I'm back again now on a cut, and have done the 15's, 10's, and just finished the 5's today. I've managed to keep a lot of my strength, apart from on my shoulders (always been a weak point of mine). My chest press is the same, rows have went up, squat went up, and arms stayed about level. I'm staying on a diet (keto) for another 2 or 4 weeks (depending on how well the fat loss goes) then will do one week SD and start another cycle while moving over to carb backloading. My last couple of workouts on keto have been brutal when lifting close to or my 5 rep max. With regards to me doing another 2 or 4 weeks of 5's, should I try and increase my weight on my final workout? Or should I just progress through so that my last workout incorporates the same 5rm as today? For example my 5rm on db bench was 40kg, so should I up it to 42kg or keep it at 40kg? In all honesty this thread won't be updated too much. Due to work commitments I will update at least once every week, or might come back sooner if I need to pick someones brains! Routine is this: Squat DB Bench Shoulder Press Rows Lat pulldowns Bicep curls Tricep pushdowns Ab work (do this about 1 in every 3 workouts) Current weight is 85kg at about 17% body fat.