I read a sticky and found a routine that interested me. It is the lightest of the 3 versions that were given and is a split routine. The heavier versions simply add more volume and I believe turn into upper/lower routines. The one below is the routine that I have chosen. Back/Bis Deadlifts 4x5 A Row 3x8 Chins or Pulldowns 3x8 Bicep Curl 2x10 Chest/Tris Bench 4x5 DB or Inc Bench 3x8 Chest Dips 3x8 Triceps Isolation 2x10 Legs/Shoulders Squat 4x5 GHR 3x8 Military Press 3x8 Calf Work 2x15 Now with something like this, is it really that bad that I do no to SS? I used to lift and will be returning after a near year long absence. Currently I squat 3x5x175, Dead 1x5x245, Bench 3x5x145. These are not my maxes it's just where I am along my progression. Took me about 9 work outs to build from the bar at 45lbs up to these. I've have great success on SS before where I hit over 300 on the dead but to be honest I simply don't enjoy the program. My plan is to train with a caloric surplus until November then cut until after the holidays and bulk again until the summer. I'm aiming for a 4 month on, 2 month off type of setup. Since I am in no rush to get big now is it really that bad if I just don't bother with SS this time around?