Hi Syla5, appreciate your comments. The reality I'm probably doing one of these two workouts maybe 3-4 times a week and as you say, I have some rest days and also days where I do cardio or a kettle bell/mobility focused workout. What I would say is that this is probably my third time round as a novice lifter, so some of these exercises aren't massively challenging to me, although some are. Squat, for example, I think I could increase up to 90 kg or more without worrying about it but I'm at my limit with the bench press (55 kg as of yesterday I think). Regarding deadlifts, I have a gym induction thing tonight and I'm basically going to say, can you just go through my routine with me and tell me what I should be doing form-wise. I'll try and get a video but hopefully whoever I see will help me as feedback whilst I'm doing it will help. I take the feedback about the quantity and will up it to 3x5 working sets. I've switched the bent rows to Pendlay rows btw. I used to do these with Stronglifts when I did the program, and just reading about them they seem much better for your lower back and should help my deadlift form.