I've been thinking about getting into a meet, and everyone I've asked has encouraged me to do it. I don't think I'm strong enough, but I guess you're never really strong enough. I've been running madcow after a 3 month hiatus from the gym and I'm currently on week 5. Things have been going pretty smoothly, as I have hit each rep without much struggle.
I started with low numbers so I could get back in the groove of things, and I based the percentages off of these maxes: Bench=215x5, Squat=325x5, Deadlift=390x5
This meet is 6 months out and my actual previous max lifts were: Bench=240 paused , squat=325x8 (no 1rm), dead=410x6 (no 1rm).
So my question is, should I max again and up the weight or keep the program as is and just keep going until I can't lift the weight anymore. It might sound dumb, but I don't wanna be lifting too light and miss out on anything.
Any general advice on programming, training, weight, etc is encouraged.
I am 6 foot tall, my bodyweight is 180 lbs at about 13-14% bf and I plan on competing at 181 after a bulk
Cliffs: took a break from the gym, lifts seem easy, don't wanna miss out on gains