Hi all. I am in a dilemma. I use 5/3/1. Main lift, 2 assistance/accessory lifts. I recently read (in parts) Tactical Barbell. Lots of stuff, but the main thing that I learned is to cut away the unessential so that you have time for essential things. Been thinking about it a lot. Here I will write out my routine and my goals. Help me sort out what is essential and what is not. My goals: Strength. Strength that I can use (functional ?). Along the way, I realized that my upper body needed more work. Thus, I added things like cable rows, lat pulldowns, etc. in my rest periods. Apart from the gym, I do Muay Thai. I also want to add running to my regimen with the goal of being able to run 3 miles under 30 minutes and/or 1.5 miles under 15 minutes. Program: Bench Press 5/3/1 sets SSL - 30 reps in whatever set/rep format Dumbbell bench press - 5x10 Dumbbell pullover - 5x20 Pullup hangs with a 10 kg weight held between feet for as many sets as it takes to get to 1 minute - working towards a pullup. Front Squat 5/3/1 - sets SSL - 15 reps in whatever set/rep format Bulgarian Split Squats - 3x5 Barbell curls - 50 in 3 sets, then move up in weight - Had to add this because of pain behind the elbow. This low weight/high rep seems to keep it in check. OHP 5/3/1 sets FSL - Bradford press - 15 reps Hammer curl and press with dumbbell - 1-2-3 clusters Pullup hangs with a 5 kg weight held between feet for as many sets as it takes to get to 1 minute. Deadlift 5/3/1 sets Snatch grip high pull (from hang) - usually done before deadlift - 4x8 Deadlift - SSL - 30 reps One arm dumbbell row - 50 in 3 sets, then move up in weight. Pullup hangs without any weight for as many sets as it takes to get to 1 minute. This is my weekly routine. I arrived on this selection of exercises after a lot of trial and error. Usually, I do the front squat and the OHP on the same day. Sometimes, due to lack of time, do them on different days. Each workout takes me somewhere between 45 - 60 mins. The FS and OHP combined takes me somewhere around 90 mins. I don't want to "body-build." Strength is my primary concern. At the same time, I want to look like I lift. Any and all input appreciated. All I want to do is hack away the unessential stuff. For example, do I need the dumbbell bench press if I can do one arm pushup progressions in my Muay Thai sessions? I cannot seem to decide for myself and your advice, comments, criticism is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.