Hi guys I decided to try out 5 x 5, whilst I was at the end of my 5's on HST! First feeling? Wow...really kicked my butt! I used the madcow's intermediate program, only thing I found strange, I slightly overcalculated the barbell bentover rows, so I stopped on the 4th round (K.O.) Anyway - my lower back felt like I was going to kell over soon, but after a nice slow warm bath I was fine again. My thoughts here, I will replace the b/b bent over rows with bent over cable rows (Seated) and keep the load the same. What's more wednesday program has squats as well as deadlifts, isn't this to much for the lower back? What is your take?