New to the forum and have only lurked until now. For some background, I’ve been in and out of the gym for the last decade doing everything from crossfit, powerlifting, strongman and bro-globo gym type training, but I set a goal recently of wanting to train strictly powerlifting for the next couple years. I’ll be 38 later this month and I want to see what I could total with two solid years of lifting before I turn 40. For the last several months I’ve been running mostly 5-3-1 as I’ve done this in the past and it’s a program I both enjoy and get good results from.
My current 1RM’s are something like:
My main questions revolve around how to find/pick/prepare for a meet since I’ve never done that. I assume I should do a meet sometime in the next several months to see exactly where I’m currently at and try and set some kind of realistic goal. My original goal was a 1,400 total but my lifts have gone up so much since then that I’m thinking 1,500 is fairly realistic. I also don’t know if/when I should get a coach to help me prepare and peak for a meet, plus what to expect the day of. Thoughts?