So, my friend wants to enter a powerlifting meet with me in September. He hasn't lifted in a couple years and asked me what he should do. And I'm not sure.
I love 5/3/1 (though I'm giving The Juggernaut Method a run currently). I was going to suggest that, but since he hasn't lifted in so long and is basically a beginner, would he and his newbie gains benefit from the linear progression of a program like Starting Strength or 5x5? Just have him do Starting Strength or 5x5 until he stalls (which probably wont happen til after the meet), or should I just test his maxes and give him the 5/3/1 outline?