I fully, FULLY, believe that if I lift in the way recommended by people in the S&P I will get stronger. I have no doubt about that. There is ample evidence here to back it up. HOWEVER, as a person interested in grappling/striking/MMA competition, I am worried that if I lift in the way commonly accepted by people on the S&P, in addition to the strength I add I will add weight, which will bump me into higher weight classes, which I don't want. My evidence for this is that it happened when I pursued a program made for me by Carnal. Am I wrong in thinking that I should pursue a regimen that makes me as strong as I can be at my current weight? And wouldn't this actually be the bodyweight regimen so often denigrated on this forum? I guess this can descend into flames, but I have been on this site awhile and have yet to see a compelling argument against this thinking. If there is one, I'll be squatting and deadlifting tomorrow.