I am eating about 2500-2800 calories a day, weight 180ish, and have about 20-23% body fat. I ultimately want to be down around 15% bf but am in no rush to get there, 20ish % feels comfortable. I split around 200-250 grams protein, 175-200 grams carbs, 100 grams fat each day, all from clean healthy sources. Just want some general guidance, I've been doing this for a few weeks and actually gaining weight, but no noticeable fat gain, so it feels like its working, but would appreciate some feedback from some more experienced powerlifters.
Im aiming for my first meet in February of 2017, so i want to maximize strength and stay below 181lbs to stay in the under 181lb weight class. I dont want to cut much before then so i dont lose strength, but losing some fat will be required if i gain some muscle, solely for the reason of weight class.
On a side note, should i just ignore weight class and increase the intake of calories for muscle/strength gains?