Hi everyone, i've been training for the last year and i'm becoming stronger and athletic month over month. I started training powerlifting April 2015. My first PRs were;
Bench press 187lb
Weighted dips 44lb
Weighted pull ups 33lb
All being said, this are shit PRs if we consider my height 6,45" and my BW in that days (180lb).
Now, 1 year later of more or less consistent training mi PRs are
Bench press 231lb
Weighted dips 93lb
Weighted pull ups 110lb
My BW now is 196lb. (Same height). I'm happy with the results but i want to reach really harder PRs and i'm a hardgainer. Last day a powerlifter in a meet said me that weight category are height categories really. I was thinking about and i need some advice on what to do this summer, i've thought about doing mixed strength-hypertrophy work and put some mass on me (mass, not fat). He said if i wanted to be competitive i need to go up in weight, tall people don't compite in 196lb BW.
Now i'm trying some low bar squat, my squat is in process... i'm trying to find my perfect stance, width, etc
Here a photo of the back yesterday after squating 231lbx3 reps;
So, i need some advice about strategy to this summer, do you think is a good approach put muscle mass and go on heavier weight?
Sorry for bad english, i'm spanish.