I was looking at Canada’s powerlifting records online, and I noticed the Ontario sub-junior deadlift record for the 110kg(240lb) class was… well, not there… The national record is drumroll 175 kilos(385lb). I am currently a lean 95kg(208lb), 17, and I can do that for reps…
Therefore, I have decided it would be fun to go for a national powerlifting record
I will be a “sub-junior” until the end of this year, and was therefore planning to compete twice, once in a couple of months to get the hang of things, and then later to see how far I can pull myself
The one issue is I am not really built for squatting and benching: I am currently suffering from an unknown knee pain; and the last time I benched I pushed 120kg(265lb) - benching heavy causes my elbows and shoulders to hurt.
My question is: Where should I go from here?
Any suggestions on a program I can follow without further aggrevating my knee pain? (deadlifting does not seem to bother it, climbing stairs, or bodyweight squats do)
I was thinking I would do a modified west side program, but I have no experiance with powerlifting, so I do not really know what I should do.