Here's my current (last week): Day 1 flat bench: 135x10, 205x6, 215x4, 230x2, 135x12 inlcine bench: 155x8, 175x5, 195x2 db fly: 40x8, 40x8, 42.5x8 Day 2 Squats (parallel): 135x10, 275x6, 315x4, 335x3, 225x8 Leg curls: 115x10, 125x8, 135x8 Claf raises (standing): 145x15, 145x15, 145x15, 160x12 Day 3 rest Day 4 db Military press: 42.5x10, 75x6, 80x4, 85x3 wide grip pull-downs: 130x10, 145x8, 160x6 shrugs: 270x5, 180x8, 180x8, 180x8 Deadlift: 135x8, 135x8, 135x8 (just practicing form here...) reverse fly: 20x10, 20x10, 20x10 Day 5 Close-grip bench: 135x8, 155x8, 175x5 dips (bodyweight): 12, 8, 8 Straight-bar curls: 70x10, 80x6, 90x5, 100x4, 50x10 seated db ext: 45x10, 55x8, 65x8 (weak today) I've been doing a 4 day split like this for a while. I'm switching to christophers routine based on endorsements here, wanting some variety, and my inability to make it to the gym 4 days a week every single week. So as a baseline, I managed the following numbers last night: Squats: 225x5 245x5 265x5 285x5 315x4 <--weak DL: 135x5 225x5 225x5 225x5 225x5 bench: 135x5 155x5 175x5 195x4 195x3 For DL, I'm trying sumo style, but I'm still rolling my back a bit. I need to work on my form. And I know that's not a true 5x5, but I'll work it out. For bench, I'm consentrating on good form, bringing it all the way to my chest. My numbers will be relatively low until I build up my strength close to my chest (which I've been bad about up until now). Goals: Within 6 months I want my heavy sets to be: squat: 365x5 dl: 315x5 bench: 225x5 all with good form. I also want to lose about 2 inches of fat from my waist. I'll be looking into diets towards that end (UD2?). Wish me luck!