Intermediate lifting was the hardest thing for me to learn. I've only recently wrapped my head around how to transition to intermediate level lifting. I spent years slaving away at beginner type workouts thinking they were the be-all-end-all way to train. I spent years stalled out with small increases to my strength/size past the beginners gains.

So guys, let's put together a list of ideas to help fellow lifters as they transition into intermediate status. I'm not talking about routines [like Texas Method], I'm talking about the ideas behind the routines.