I recently got into PL and ran distance for 8 years prior. I’m 155 pounds walking around and currently trying to bulk. I love squatting so its not bad but my bench is trash, DL is okay.
Best gym lifts: Squat: 365, BP: 165, DL: 315.
Did the DL a few days ago, haven’t done it in over a year. The kicker is I’m 6’0 with equal wingspan. I am very very skinny but have an 800+ total right now and gaining weight is really hard. I know there’s basically no such thing as a 6’ 74kg in PL, so my question is whether I should just set strength work aside and just focus on hypertrophy to get to a more appropriate weight or slowly let my weight go up with low rep strength work?
My only experience with gaining mass is gaining about 8 pounds in the last 8 weeks with basically no noticeable fat, hitting a plateau though with food intake. My history with strength work was doing smolov while on maintenance calories and after track practices which had 5+ miles of cardio daily. That took my squat from 275 to 335 in 10 weeks at 145lbs.
Thanks for any advice you’ve got.