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Sorry I missed this reply. I'm going with the "Operator" template by Tactical Barbell for a 6 week cycle and then I'll reevaluate. PTTP may be in my future again, and I think that I might do sumo next time. I've been hesitant to train sumo with any consistency because I'm considerably weaker at it, but as a dude with strangely high hips (and thus really long legs and a very short torso), sumo allows me to keep a much more upright back angle and drive more with my legs, thus fatiguing my lower back less, which really ended up being the limiting factor in training PTTP any longer at present. I also stumbled across PTTP 2.0 from the SFL (also here), which seems like it might be the way for me to craft a deadlift-centric program going forward. It's possible that against my own wishes my body has reached the point where I can only deadlift 2, maybe 3x/wk instead of 5.One other thought, if you're open to giving PTTP more of a chance. How about rotating exercises? You could switch to floor presses, and either sumo or snatch grip deadlifts, for example.