So a little background: Last semester of college i started the Stronglifts 5x5 program and had some good results. (squatted my own BW for the first time ever, a big deal for my skinny ass chicken legs. ) Once summer started, i got back into training kickboxing/sambo full time. I tried to keep up with lifting but found out i was overtraining real quick, so i decided to just focus on skill development and cardio for a few months. So a few weeks ago i picked up the book 'Body by science' lots of interesting exercise science stuff in there. The book advocates a program of one set to failure, once a week, on the big compound lifts like Bench, squat, DL. It's all new to me but this type of training is otherwise known as High Intensity Training (H.I.T). I did some research and found lots of interesting arguments for/against this type of lifting, so i decided to give it a shot for myself. (I figured once a week would fit in nicely with my training schedule. ) I'm only 3 weeks in, but kinda iffy on the program so far. I think it's just too difficult to go to true failure with the equipment i'm using. (I currently have a power rack, bench, pullup bar, and free weights available to me.) Once i get back in school though, i'll have plenty of machines available at the school facility to spot myself with. What i'm wondering is, should i stick with the Body by Science program, (1 day a week would be easy to stick to, i'm gonna have a crazy busy semester. :icon_sad or get back on Stronglifts, since i'm still technically a beginner? I will also be grappling/kickboxing 2 days a week, more if i can manage. Opinions? Thanks in advance guys.