Currently doing HST and happy so far. I was thinking to myself, if I never heard of HST or didn't read any other method, and I was left only to my own creation, I would come up with something like this: Set a rep range of 6-8 for all exercises and a fixed rep speed, e.g. 2s up, 2s down Choose 5-7 compound exercises Find my 6 rep max for all exercises (rep 7 must fail) Start exercising over the next few days, and challenge myself (with good form only) to try to do a 7th rep When my strength is better and I can do 8 reps at the same speed, increase the weight so it becomes my new 6 rep max What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it's an effective method? It's contrary to HST because with HST you put your RM at the last workout of the 2 week block. But with the above you start with your 6 RM, and try to reach to 8 reps over the next few days, and then you increase the weight to make it 6 RM again.