Hey yall, I have been lifting for about 18mos or so now seriously, and was using waaaaaay too much volume, and had reached a total plateau. Well I got with Aaron F a few days ago and he recommended the Bill Starr 5x5 for some strength gains. (Ijust started it by the way and after putting on some strength, I intend to cycle between that and cycles of HST) Well I have been so frustrated because, my gains stalled and I cant seem to work up any DOMS. My diet is super clean, my rest could be better but is not bad. My bodyfat is stoopid low, and I couldnt figure out what the problem is! Yesterday I think I figured it out! My form is great, but I noticed that somewhere along the way I have developed this nasty habit of locking out at the top of my movements. Could this be relieving the tension on the muscles enough to rob me of the microtrauma, and thus no gains in strength or growth, and no soreness?