I'll be starting an intermediate program next week with the goal of gaining strength & bodyweight. I'm basing it on the TX method in Practical Programming, but the intermediate chapter is the least detailed in the book. Monday is volume, Wednesday is recovery, & Friday is intensity. how's this look for 2 weeks? M- squat, bench press, chins, weighted sit-ups squat & bench 5x5 sets across, chins 3 X 8-15 W- front squat, OHP, DL, misc. ab exercise front squat & OHP 3x3, DL 1X5 F- squat, bench, pullups, dips squat & bench- 1 heavy set of 5, pullups & dips 3X8-15 M- squat, OHP, chins, weighted sit-ups squat & OHP 5x5 sets across, chins 3 X 8-15 W- front squat, bench press, DL, misc. ab exercise front squat & OHP 3x3, DL 1X5 F- squat, OHP, pullups, dips squat & OHP- 1 heavy set of 5, pullups & dips 3X8-15 I'm a little concerned doing deadlifts on Wednesday could negate its effectiveness as a recovery workout. Also, rows might be better than pullups &/or chins (alternate rows & DL like squats & front squats). I guess the short version is I'm not sure how to treat the pulling component of the workouts. any critiques welcome. sorry about the length of my post.