I took some time off lifting weights as I got up to 82kg and although my weights were good (Bench 110kg for 5 reps, Deadlift 165kg for 3 reps, OHP 82kg for 3 reps) - I really struggled to make my 75kg weight class. I'm walking around now at about 72kg, and fighting at 70kg. My first strength session will be this weekend, I intend to reset all my weights and use starting strength to get back into it. I will begin with the following in a ABA / BAB style: Day A Squat - 40kg (3 x 5) Bench - 60kg (3 x 5) Dead - 60kg (1 x 5) Day B Squat - 42.5kg (3 x 5) Press - 40kg (3 x 5) Clean - 40kg (5 x 3) From there I will add 2.5kg per lift per session until I begin to fail and then I will add 1.5kg per session and then 0.5kg per session. You will notice the squat starts very low (this is because I will be squatting 3 times per week and so it will build up very quickly). Deadlifts start low too - I will be working form primarily. To me, deadlift is the worst lift to do heavy in addition to sport as the recovery time is so great (again, for me), which is why I'm in no rush to get back lifting heavy. Slow and steady wins the race and all that). Goals Bench Press I'll stop when I get to 1.25bw x 5 (95kg) Overhead Press I'll stop when I get to 0.8bw x 5 (60kg) Squat I'll stop when I get to 1.5bw x 5 (112.5kg) Deadlift I'll stop when I get to 2bw x 5 (150kg) Clean I'll stop when I get to 1.25bw x 3 (95kg) I could continue to go heavier, but my thoughts are that I'd rather build that base and maintain it that continue progressing from there. If I reach those strength standards there isn't really any need to go further for boxing. You could argue more strength = more speed and power, but I've always treated weight-lifting as a supplement to boxing. It gives you that extra 5% or 10%, it shouldn't take away from your training. Inevitably it does, you lift heavy and it hurts your recovery and you will feel slow / sluggish. However, if you can reach a good standard of strength, it is much easier to maintain that standard and maintenance takes a lot less effort than progression.