Originally Posted by Bob Herald
So usually when I do 5x5 for deads it'll go like this
A lighter day will be
365 for 5 sets of 5 reps
Or sometimes I pyramid like this
The fact you PR'ed after not pulling for 2 weeks is a great indicator of the overall issue. You are overtrained in my opinion. Your marital arts training is highly physical and physically taxing. You are augmenting it with a relatively high volume of intense work with compound movements. The end result is a lack of progression with your strength training. As you likely cannot reduce your grappling work, I suggest you alter your strength training and reduce volume. So, for example, you might reduce your strength training to a 2 day per week split alternating squatting and pulling week to week. Instead of 5x5, drop to 3 sets of 5. I can almost guarantee you will get stronger.