So I got talked into competing in my first small local powerlifting meet that is exactly one month away. I am not completely weak but I havent been training for absolute strength for about a year now.
My question is....given I am supposed to stop deadlifting, squating, and benching 2 weeks, 1.5 weeks, and 1 week out, should I even attempt to max out to see what my current numbers or just go into it with an opener that I know I can hit every day without a problem?
I am sure I will get flack for this but the purpose is mainly to gain experience and set my sights on bigger goals once I know where to start.
The next local meet is in November. I could wait for that but feel like I should get a gauge of where I am at currently then formulate a plan.