Hey guys, I just started power lifting this year so I’m new to all of this. I ran Calgary Barbell’s 8 week program and then the 16 week program and saw some pretty decent strength gains. However, these two programs are peaking programs designed for peaking for a meet. I don’t plan on competing any time soon so I’m not sure if these are the best programs for me to be doing right now.
Basically what I’d like to know is… should I continue running these programs? Am i wasting my time doing a peaking program if i’m not competing? I’m pretty overwhelmed by the number of different programs out there, so I’d appreciate some suggestions on a specific program, or at least what I should be looking for in a program as a beginner who has never competed.
I’m 26 years old and weigh 145lbs.
Squat: 340lbs. Bench: 235lbs. Deadlift: 405lbs.