My wife and I are training for a raw powerlifting meet on May 9. Neither one of us are extreemly strong but we are excited about getting started in powerlifting.
I have a couple questions:
Will Wendler 531 program be sufficient for training for a powerlifting meet? I’m going in to this with a long term view. This will not be my last meet.
Will Wendler 531 work just as well for women?
Has anyone tried modifying Wendlers 531 to better suit powerlifting?
Is there a 1 rep max calculator or equation to estimate 1RM for women? I need a good starting point for my wife. She has never lifted for strength but she is suprisingly strong. A 135lb bench is pretty easy for her. Since she’s never maxed out I think estimating her 1RM would give us a good starting piont for her.