Hi, I have been going to the gym for about 6 months now and so far I have just been doing bodybuilding stuff. I go 5 days a week and do different muscle groups on each day, normally 3 sets of 10 reps for each exercise.
Last week I decided that I was going to try powerlifting because im more interested in gaining strength than size. I added an extra day peforming the squat and deadlift. For both exercises I started with a warmup then 1 set of 5 reps, 2 sets of 3 and 4 sets of 1. My 1rm for DL was 352 ibs (160kg) and squat was 286 ibs (130 kg). Are these good 1rm weights for a begginer or just average? if anyone has any tips about what I should be doing as a complete novice they would be much appreciated. My goal is to be very strong but not that big with a half decent body fat %. At the moment im 5,8-9 not 100% sure and around 220 ibs my body fat is prob around 20%.