Hi!I am glad I found about all the great info Kiefer is putting out, and only regret that i did not catch on to back-loading sooner. I am 39 years old, 6'3", 240 lbs and in the Armed Forces. I have deployed twice in the last three years (most recently to Afghanistan). I have always been a solid athlete in all sports (except my kryptonite - swimming - I have an extreme negative buoyancy which was difficult to overcome when I came on active duty). I got serious about lifting during my deployment in 2008-09. I progressed nicely during the 15 months I was away from home. I lifted heavy and ate everything in sight for 2 months and got to 260, then switched diet and workout routine to get to a lean 230, but lost a lot of the strength. I hit a wall with little to no gains for a long time. During the most recent deployment, I just got lean doing a lot of push-ups, pull-ups, etc. due to the lack of good equipment at my location. I decided I wanted to get stronger again, but wanted to avoid the extreme weight gain I experienced before. I want to stay lean. I started back-loading two weeks ago after reading the article in men's fitness. I am impressed with the strength gains I have made - especially on bench and DL. I had been doing carb nite for six weeks prior to that to lean out for my bi-anual fitness test. My shoulders, back and chest are getting bigger and my waist is about the same. Looking forward to the book and getting dialed-in on this thing to get some solid results in the months to come.