Anyone have experience with this program? Although, I have been lifting weights since sophomore year of high school (now 25 years old) I want to build a more solid foundation when it comes to compound lifts. The issue is SL 5x5 requires you start off with an empty olympic bar, and on some exercises (squats) it is just way too light, so just to get to the weight I used to squat it will take me well over a month. So, in the grand scheme of things I really wont be making any progress on some lifts, but on others like press and BB bench press (I have been only using dumb bells for years) starting from an olympic barbell will be helpful in fine tuning my form. Overall, my fitness goal for this year is to get to about 10% bodyfat (I'm about 15% now) and then bulk come the fall. Can anyone offer me any advice based on my situation and possibly making the 5x5 program more effective based on my needs?