Not sure who closed the last thread or why, but a little reason would be appreciated. Otherwise, continue discussion here. It seems I have been entering a peak lately. Strength is going up nicely. I think a big reason for it is the flexibility of my programming. A week will look like this: -I do one form of normal barbell squats, and one big accessory squat like box squats or rack squats. For example, I will do backsquats on day 1, and on day 3 I will do box front squats. -I do one form of Deadlift, mostly alternating between conventional and romanian. -I do Power Cleans and Hang Power Cleans once each. -Flat BB Bench Press once. -Standing Shoulder Press once. Those are the main lifts I focus on. Example: Day 1 - Power Cleans and Back Squats. Day 2 - Bench Press. Day 3 - Hang Power Clean and Deadlifts. Day 4 - Shoulder Press. No matter what, I will do those lifts. I stick to 3 sets mostly varying around 3-5 reps. I will go for the occasional 1RM. I started my program alternating between 3 and 5 reps each week, then decided to do back to back weeks of 3 reps. Sometimes I push for 5. As I said, I decided to be a lot less rigid with the programming and adapt more according to how I feel. To these lifts, I add a lot of accessory work. Bottom's up KB press, weighted dips, weight pull ups, BW dips, BW pull ups, Incline press, seated shoulder press, Front rack KB press, Rows, box squats, dip belt squats (fantastic exercise), good mornings, calf raises, standing still walk for finishers, dropsets in some type of curl that I change twice per week, same for a tricep exercise, triset of abs 2-3x per week, I also started introducing gymnastic rings exercises. Basically, I hit each muscle group at least twice per week varying exercises. I change accessory work often and I constantly play with reps. I also stop trying to force a steady line of progression. Some weeks, for whatever reason, weight just feels heavier. When that is the case I go even lower and focus on being more dynamic and explosive in my movements, which also seems to help. I see a lot of people freak out if they don't hit that 4 set the program asked for, or they look completely gassed but still have an exercise left and they absolutely have to do. Being so rigid is a problem imo.