Hey folks I am quite new to the forum though I have been reading(testosterone)for a while.
Our gym is sponsoring a PL meet ( very rare in this country), and best of all its all about squat, Deadlift and Bench ( whereas mostly around here its the olympic lifts that ppl compete in).
Have a few questions for the folks like Ericka and whomever else have been in one of these meets.
I am 5’7" or 8" and about 180 lbs. Mostly lower body. Legs are strong as all hell, limiting factor on squat are lower back and abs. Am getting some good mornings, hyper extensions and ab work done to improve.
Squat : 5 rep max 360 lbs shoulder width legs, lil below parallel and no belt.
Deadlift: 340 lbs no belt 3 rep max
Bench: 225 1 rep max. ( yes yes I know all five of my grammas can lift more than me on bench)
Now the questions are as follows:
a) Since the PL is on sept 18th should I try to go wide with my stance on Squat or is it better just to stick to what I am doing. (I do understand that wider makes the distance shorter)
b) I am on Joe Defrancos Westside for Skinny Bastards and on week 3. I will change the exercises next week ( 3 week phases ) but will continue with the program for about 12 weeks in all. Should I be training along the lines of West side by having upper and lower max and dynamic days?
Any advice would be appreciated.