Hi folks, I'm still cutting and switched from 5x5 Bill Starr to HST clustering 20 reps with only 4 core exercises per unit. My plan is very much like the 5x5 standard plan (Squats, Rows, Bench and Chins on Mo and Fri; Deads, Military, Bench and Chins on Wed). I haven't lost any strength so far, but I want more and I'm really hard-headed on this one. So I think about cutting the volume down to 10 reps for one week with the same weight (dual factor) and then steadily increasing it again. I even thought of switching into 3x3 as it's described in the advanced 5x5 method by Pendlay. Any suggestions or options I haven't mentioned yet? PS: Can someone tell me the difference between clustering and max stim? I don't get it. They seem to follow the same philosophy.