I started powerlifting around 4 months ago and did “Starting Strength” (edit:Meant Strong Lifts) (5x5)
Very happy with my improvements and the program, but due to my injury being healed i am picking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu again training Bjj 3-6 times a week. This isnt working together.
A strength workout usually already takes me 2.5 hours, sometimes longer if i socialize a little.
And i dont think it would be a good idea to go and train Bjj a couple hours later on the same day. Also these workouts are taking too much out of me to combine with Bjj.
Today i tried a 3x5 version, basically i took the weight i used to do 5 sets and only did it for 3 sets. Afterwards i trained Bjj and it was very doable.
Now my problem is i currently weigh 72.7 kilo’s and i would like to weigh 74.5 asap, with a clean bulk and as little added fat as possible. As i understand it and please correct me if im wrong with 5x5 its normal to gain some mass which i did, but this will be much harder on a 3x5 because of the lack of volume.
So summarized: Currently doing 5x5, want to switch to 3x5, but worrying about not being able to gain a little muscle mass on 3x5.
Current estimated maxes in kgs:
- squat 113
- deadlift 150
- press 65
- bench 100
All advice welcome.