I received word of a local competition in my area. Turns out it's a full-blown, sanctioned meet. The ADAU Raw Power PA State Powerlifting Championships - May 28, 2011. I'm 16, and I want to compete. Right now, I have a window of opportunity to get a taste of it. But, here are the things:
- I don't have access to a power rack, so I can only do zerchers.
- I haven't trained bench in a while (focusing on overhead work).
I also looked at state records, and saw that I'm totally outclassed (well, by the record holders, lol). 585 pull @ 198 (16 - 17 division). Obviously, this is a meet for the big boys. I have one more cycle of 5/3/1 to go. I thought about working up to a single with 425 in the deadlift two weeks out (which is around my max), deloading, and then doing it. With rest and a belt, I should be good for 440. I've put some thought into this. Again, I want to compete, but it's a state championship, so maybe I'm getting ahead of myself?
So, what do you guys think? Should I ball up, bring it up with the old man, and give this shit a whirl?