Ok, hello guys! I just finished doing a round of 5/3/1 and i learned a lot from it - definitely going to keep doing it. BUT. Right now i can't do any BJJ because of a skin infection in my groin area. It's a bitch to cure, and with some exams coming up i figured i can probably squeeze some n00b gains out of the last six weeks of summer strength-wise instead of doing BJJ. So i'm gonna do 20 rep squats! Sounds like fun. Here is my routine, and i'd be grateful if anyone has comments or suggestions, however specific they might be. DAY 1: Squats 1 * 20 Bench 5 * 5 (Weight progression a la Rippetoe - increase when 5 * 5 can be performed) Deadlift 5 * 5 (these i will be doing with fairly light weights, since the squat volume is so intense - i just can't have a routine without deadz.) Rows 5 * 10 (These are assistance, weights will be whatever feels ok) DAY 2: Squats 1 * 20 Power cleans 5 * 5 (Again, weight loading a la SS) Stiff-legged deadlifts 5 * 5 (Same as above) DAY 3: Squats 1 * 20 OH Press 5 * 5 Dumbbell bench 5 * 12 Chins in ladder progression as was mentioned here on the forum a couple of days ago IE 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... until fail and then repeat until a chin cannot be performed. Ok, some explanations: The lifts that i want to focus on are 5 * 5, especially stiff-legged deadlifts because i have neglected my hamstrings. Rows are light because cleans are heavy - dumbbell bench is light because bench is heavy. I have found during the 5/3/1 that training the same muscles on different days but with different intensity is... good. The overall intensity is very high, at least compared to 5/3/1, but i'm only doing it for six weeks during which time i don't work or anything. I was tempted to go with a real heavy deadlift day without squats, but i felt overtrained just looking at the routine so i took it out. That day would have had deadz, dipz and good mornings. Thoughts?