I'm on my 3rd week of Urban's lifting cycle for n00bs that I got from his website. I've always considered myself pretty strong and fit, but I realize now I didn't know shit. I picked up my girlfriend the other day.....which is quite a feat, not because she's heavy, but because I couldn't do it before. I love the DL, its my new best friend next to Squat. Carnal's treatise: on lifting I find something new everytime I read it. I just realized that Carnal's use of MJ is probably whats keeping him human. I bet if he quit the MJ, he'd end up turning into the hulk or something....green and furious. "Carnal Smash puny humans!!" Pull/Press/Squat....so simple. Thanks so much for all that info...If only I'd found it sooner. I'm still only using 2 45lb plates on the barbell at my gym. This is the point where I realized I was really weak :icon_cry2 (I go to Bodies in Motion....yah, yah, yah...I know...it is teh ghey..BUT super hot chicks everywhere.) Been working on getting form, and hitting that 5 sets of 8-12 mark so I can move down reps and sets to heavier loads with proper form.... My questions for everyone: Where can I find pictures of people DLing properly, especially pictures of their start position? Does anyone know exercises that will create great conditioning for stand-up and ground, but won't compromise strength gains or the exercises that are used for strength gains. (The whole 100 push ups and sit ups vs pressing or pulling heavy for a few.) WTF is a one-legged rotational squat? Any pictures? (saw this on t-nation article. 2nd paragraph, #4. http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=766996) Anyone has ideas on single leg squats (pistols) VS squatting heavy? Thanks again!