This journal will track my first encounter with HST. I've been lifting since February of '06, and from July through mid-October I was on the single-factor 5x5. Brought my lifts up a decent amount, and now I'm ready to try something else for a while. That journey is logged here:
My intermediate 5x5 journal: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=832383
Hoping to make some size gains over the next couple of months (and hopefully a little more strength, before going back to a more strength-oriented program. Looking forward to some higher-rep stuff to give my joints and tendons some rehab.
This week I'll be testing my 15 and 10 rep maxes (already have a pretty good idea of my 5RM's after 4 months of 5x5), next week will be Strategic Deconditioning (i.e. no lifting), and the following week starts the HST 15's.
Here are the exercises I've decided on:
Lying Tricep Extentions
SLDL will alternate with conventional deads. Lat pulldown will be till I get into a rep range where I can do pullups. Dips may be swapped for CGBP, depending on how my hurting shoulder feels a couple weeks from now.
Thread: r_graz's HST vs. Me journal