Hi, I've only posted once before and that was in the context of training around a broken foot (Thank you again to Tosa for his advice which I followed). I'm pleased to say I'm now pretty much recovered and able to start training squats and deadlifts again. I am 25, 5.11, 170lbs, my main aim is to get stronger and compete in powerlifting. I also do triathlon. I am planning on following very simple three day split akin to the one in FAQ, basically squat, bench and deadlift day with 2-3 assistance exercises. I know it is better not to mess with proven templates and I have read the FAQ, but I just had one question regarding assistance work. I previously used WS4SB3 and, while I realise in retrospect it is not the best routine for making major strength gains in the big lifts, I do think it is good for athletes wanting a strength programme and one aspect I liked in particular, or that worked for me, was the use of two upper body and two lower body sessions (one heavy, one max rep/dynamic). More specifically, I liked how you would be doing assistance for either bench or squat on a different day to the max effort lift. I found that doing, for example, dynamic box jumps mid week then heavy squatting at the wknd led to good progress. Given this, is there any advantage/disadvantage to adding an assistance exercise (perhaps a lower impact one) for, for example, squat on one of the other days, e.g. Dynamic box jumps at the end of bench day So, for example, Bench Day would look like 1. Bench (5x5) 2. Incline/Decline DB Press (3-4 sets of 6-10 reps) 3. Weighted Dips (4 sets 6-10 reps) 4. Box jumps If people think it is better not to mess around no problem, but I appreciate any advice. In the example above I feel the lower impact jumping would work well with heavy squats 3 or 4 days later. Grateful for any thoughts?