I’ve bought & read 5/3/1 and Beyond 5/3/1. I’m currently doing template #3 of the beyond 5/3/1 base program (4 days: Squat/Bench D1 & D3 - Deadlift/OHP D2 & D4 w/joker sets and down sets). Have done this program for just over 3 months.
I’m trying my first powerlifting meet Mar 29. I’ll be 59 by then. Only been lifting 2 years but think this would be fun and help give me some focus beyond just trying to get strong as I age.
Three questions for you. 1. Should I buy and try 5/3/1 for Powerlifting - looks like he has a section for older lifters as well as how to prepare for your 1st meet. 2. Should I start the “Strength Phase Challenge 12 week program” instead which is described as a varition of 5/3/1 for PL? 3. Stick with what I’m doing now?