Okay, so I tried that Bill Starr strength routine tonight at home. Given that I only have 290lbs of weights handy (until I go buy 2 more 45s tomorrow), I was capped. I haven't squatted or deadlifted in almost 14 years due to a lower back injury I sustained DLing in university. So I was pretty damn careful. I applied some of the lifting principles in that 10 Mistakes in Deadlifting (the form correction stuff), as well as CPop's toe lift, and FUCK, did that ever rock. Don't hate my lifts weight - I'm not PL'ing or anything Final sets: Squats: 275x5 DL: 290x5 Bench: 290x3 Most excellent. Considering I hadn't benched over 225 for 8 in the past 2 years, I was JACKED. I never squat either. Too afraid of injuring the back. But the slight tweaks to form really helped. Much appreciated. I expect to see significant increases in these over the coming weeks as I follow the B.Starr workout.