Hi Guys! I've been lifting for almost a year now. My one year anniversary comes up in about three weeks. I've gone from 253lbs to 181lbs. I owe it mostly all to you guys. That being said, I'd like to change up my routine and get stronger. I've done a bit of research here on the F & N forum, the logbooks, and I have also downloaded Wendler's ebook about the program as well. I plan on doing this for four months. I just finished reading it and have a few questions that maybe some of you guys could help me out with? I've decided to do a four day routine that looks like this: Monday: -Military Press -Dip -Chins -Tricep Pushdowns -Shrugs Tuesday: -Deadlift -Leg Curls -Leg Press -Abs Thursday: -Bench Press -DB Incline -DB Row -Tricep Extension -Shrugs Friday: -Squat -Leg Curls -Leg Press -Abs My questions are: -Would going in on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday to work on abs & do some intense cardio be counter productive? The program said to not "lift" or "train" for more than two days in a row, but I'm not sure if cardio & abs would be considered that? -Would doing medium cardio for 20-40 minutes each lifting day be counter productive? The program is for strength building and I'm not sure if burning extra calories doing cardio is the best idea? -Does this look like a pretty good schedule? Anything you guys would tweak at all? Sorry if these questions are dumb and what not but I just want to make sure I'm doing this right rather than just going out and straining myself and limiting my gains. Also, sorry for this post being way too big and long. Here's what I've read: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4160090&highlight=531 http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4261834&highlight=531 http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4030045&highlight=531 As well as reading the actual ebook. Link to my log: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3981672 Cliffs: Want to start Wendler's 5/3/1 and need some advice please.