Hello everyone I am looking for some advice on the next 5 months of training for myself. Kind of a long read so I appreciate the advice and time. Couple things, I have lifted for about 2.5 years and here are my lifts Weight 185 age 27 (compete at middle or light in Jiu Jitsu, mostly middle) Squat: 375 Deadlight: 425 Bench: 265 (somewhere) OHP 175 I started with SS for 8 months, went to 5-3-1 for a while then went to a 5x5 then back to 5-3-1. First question: I have had a couple major stalling periods (like 6-7 months of no progression and some regression). Is this normal for someone doing 9-11 BJJ sessions per week? I will be having a pretty busy schedule with a full time load for college classes, a part time job, another small part time job, and I run my BJJ academy. Additional things I am a home owner and have a wife. Essentially at the academy I run 11 sessions a week. We are not really light rollers and I roll fairly hard at probably 9 of the sessions. I did this the past six months and lifting was hard... I was running 5-3-1 with assistance stuff (pullups, rows, Romanian DL's and a Front squat day>) I had major problems progressing. My diet is good and my sleep pretty good. Is that pretty normal or should I be making good progress? My time slots for lifting would be monday and wednesday afternoon between school and bjj, and friday night after BJJ. Other than that I am booked. My sort of plan is to work some Oly lifts. I was going to use this template: http://www.owresource.com/training/basictraining.php. I was going to focus a ton on low weight and skill work. My main concern for lifting is being sturdy and health and it helping my BJJ. I was thinking this would be a good time to lift really light and work on the quick lifts as I think they would be beneficial for performance. What do you gents think of the plan? My main problem is thinking I am lazy because I won't be lifting like I have been heh. I pretty much have great opportunities that a lot don't so I want to make the most of it. Edit: I forgot to input one major theme. I will have 2-3 tournaments between now and the end of March. The one at the end of march I really want to win Do you guys think that laying off on the lifting would have a significant negative impact on that?