I have been following Stronglifts.com 5x5 since November with the goal of getting stronger for Judo, which I started in January. Never lifted before this. Now I am having problems recovering enough from lifting days for Judo, and vice versa. Going from a three- to a two-day split was just a band-aid solution. Also, the lifts are starting to get a bit suspect, technique-wise. It sounds like I should be consolidating my gains and working on technique, but I have no idea how. I couldn't find anything in the stickies as to what a maintenance program should look like. Do I just keep doing what I'm doing without increasing the weight I'm lifting until my technique and capacity for recovery is better? Do I pick a % of the weight I'm lifting now? Here are the numbers to date: 5'7" 164lbs. 5x5 Squat 245lbs 5x5 Bench 135lbs 5x1 Deadlift 265lbs 5x5 OHP 75lbs 3x5 Pull ups These are not maxes; I have no idea what they would be. Except for OHP and deadlifts, I feel I can still easily keep increasing the weights as per the program. Judo completely destroys my shoulders and grip, which affects my OHP is also why I'm having problems with failed deadlifts due to grip failure. Switching to alternating grip helps only a little. Schedule: M, W, F: Judo T: Kung Fu (shut up) Th: Squat, bench, deadlifts Sat AM: Squat, OHP, pull ups Sa PM occasionally: Judo open mat (skill session only, so call it active recovery?) I've started getting ready for roadwork too this week (30 minutes at 8:30 mile pace), but judging from how I felt before, when I wasn't seriously running, it hasn't really had any (positive/negative) effect on my lifting or Judo recovery. Thanks everyone.