Well, since i have some free time because my girlfriend is working (yes i am pussy whipped), i have a bunch of random questions and probably will keep updating this thread periodically. So, ya, random questions. Ill give you some background info. Weight 205 5' 9" Age 21 Lifts: BP 305 Deadlift 470x2 Squat 340x3, i have done like 355x2 or something but i just did legs today and thats what i ended with. Oh, and yes, that is pussy weight. Lifting on and off since i was 15. Took a year off in 2004 because of my girlfriend. But now i am back for good, hopefully. I have followed a bodybuilding type routine for the whole time. slightly modified. Short-term goals: (4 months) Bp; 320-330 Deadlift: 525 Squat 450 ya, i know, big jump. Now to my random questions. My weakpoint while deadlifting is the top half. Should i start doing rack pulls? i have never done them before and if so, what pin should i start it on, the second? Also, should i do both, deadlifts and rackpulls on the same day or just one? Squats; i have a little more than shoulders width stance, does having a wide stance make it any easier getting low? Board Presses, never done these easier, i have done rack lockouts before. Which one is more effective? Also, what type of 'boards' do you use? a couple cut 2x4s? Gripping the bar- While i bench, for the longest time, i kind of just let the bar lay on my palms, if you understand that. I dont do the conventional thumb wrapped around the bar. I have been doing the thumb around the bar for the last 2 weeks i believe and it seems i am 'weaker' when i hold the bar like that. Does it really matter or should i start training with the thumb around? My routine now. I drift away from it time to time and do more reps. For Chest: Day 1 BP 4 sets- 8,6,4,2 Incline 4 sets, 18.104.22.168 Decline 4 sets- 22.214.171.124 DB Flies same^ Bicepts- All 4 sets^ Straight Bar WG CG Hammer Curls Day 2 Back Deads 4 sets T Bar Rows Lat Pulldown DB Rows Traps Barbell Shurgs 6 sets 4-12 Day 3 Shoulders Military Press Side Raises Front Raises Reverse Pec Dec Day 4 Legs Sqats Sometimes "Box' Squats but on a bench about 20-24 inches off ground Extentions Curls Calf Raises Day 5 Triceps CG Skullcrushers Pushdowns on the Lat Pulldown shit Overhead Extentions I would like to do a strict 'powerlifting' routine for about 4 months then go back and do some lighter weight. Grip work, i just have grippers and can only do static barbell holds. Umm thats all..for now. Thanks for all who will take the time and answer the questions.