After nine full cycles of HST, I've decided to do a few strength-oriented cycles, and I'm going with madcow's intermediate 5x5 program. I've tweaked it only slightly to include weighted chinups and dips: Monday: Squat Bench Power clean Weighted chinups two sets abs Wed: Squat Standing overhead press Deadlift Weighted dips Friday: Squat Bench Power clean Weighted chinups This is pretty much copied straight up from madcows site, except I won't be doing the suggested assistance exercises--curls and tricep extensions--on Fridays. I've been converted to the "simplify and win" approach, and I think adding the chins and dips may work better for me than the isolation exercises. I'd be grateful for any suggestions from anyone who has experience with the madcow program. Thanks.