I'm just wondering what might be realistic to expect. I am going to be 35 years old in November. I weigh about 155 lbs. (I weighed 147 when I started HST) I started resistance training in January of this year, and started HST a couple of months later. I'm in my third HST cycle now, but I want to focus on strength for a while. So I'm planning to do 5x5 training starting in the post 5s of HST -- see my "Rough Draft" thread. My 5rms are: Inc. Bench: 145 - 150 lbs Squat: 185 lbs (ATG) DL: 185 lbs Military Press: 110 lbs Bent Over Rows: 110 lbs Naturally, I want to build as much strength as I can. Exceding 200 lbs in squat and DL would be outstanding, IMO. I plan on ample eating, and following the Madcow/Bill Starr intermediate (linear) plan. From anyone who has been there and done that, what do you think I might acheive before hitting plateaus, and having to start over again?