My hopes and wishes have come true: a new Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy is opening down the street from my work. I am excited. However, since previously leaving BJJ I have started powerlifting. I want to start up with BJJ again but I also don't want to quit powerlifting.
My current training regime is a 4 day split for powerlifting and strength training. Lifts vary from 1x1 to 5x5 and from 75% to 105% of my 1RMs. Accessory workouts are done more for technique than for weight:
Mo: Squat + Leg Accessory Tu: Overhead Press + Shoulder Accessory We: Rest Th: Deadlift + Back Accessory Fr: Bench Press + Chest Accessory Sa: Rest Su: Rest
I could easily work BJJ into the lunch hour or on my off days (W/Sa/Su), or even rearrange the days. However, the two sports seem very disjointed in goals and at two ends of the spectrum in terms of fitness.
My goals for powerlifting are 250% BW for dead-lift, 200% for squat, and 150% for bench press, 100% OHP. I am currently at 197%, 163%, 105%, and 66%.
My goals for BJJ would be to train and learn the technique consistently at first. I will need to increase my cardiovascular endurance as well as flexibility. I would also like to see myself competing!
Q: How can I best combine the two worlds?