Hi i am new to this forum and powerlifting in general, therefore i hope you could help me somehow.
I started to work out with Starting Strength on summer and got interested in Powerlifting, especially Westiside Barbell and equipped lifting.
I went to a Powerlifting club(Berlin, Germany) and learned how to squat, bench and deadlift, the coach gave me a ME DE westside-ish type of program, fact is that everyone trains for RAW powerlifting there (maybe because the Federations here- WDFPF and IPF only have raw/singleply divisions) but i guess that forms and techniques are totally different for geared lifters.
My question is, should i build a raw strength base (since i am totally new), or if my goal is to train in gear, should i directly start with different forms and type of training?
I weigh +90kg and can squat/deadlift 1/1.5 x bw
bench still working towards 1xbw