Carl Sounds like a good plan, although I have never trained like that (going to failure on max day and all). I am definitelly a fan of short effective workouts, kinda like the big five (as we say here in Africa - they are: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Giraffe and Buffalo). translating that to a workout: Deads / Squats / Dips* / Chins* / Press* or I would include a variation by alternating Dips with Bench, Chins with Pendlay Rows, and Presses with lateral raises + rear lateral raises in a supeset but that is just me... course. Nothing wrong with yer choice. <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">I am not competing in powerlifting, and I think going for a 6 rep max will be safer in the long run than going for an all out 1-2 rm.</div> I also agree with this....after all there must be a reason why they call the range 4 - 6 reps a safety range, for cryin' out loud There is no point in going for 1 or 2 RM's when you are not going to compete in that range.