I am inconsistent in my lifting. Currently I am sitting at about 165 pounds, at 5’9". I was measured via BodPod at 6.5% bodyfat. My estimated 1RM (using the Wendler method) is
My ultimate goal is to build my foundational strength and work up to a Bench/Squat/Deadlift of 300/400/500. If I can get to that point, I think I would be content with my general strength. At that point, I would switch over to increasing reps for mass and working on the Oly lifts for power. I do grappling recreationally, so getting incredibly strong is not a goal of mine. If I can get to those maxes and then build my weight up to 190 pounds of functional muscle while staying at a low bodyfat (six pack showing ) I would be content.
My question–would I be classified as a novice according to Rippetoe? I am currently doing the 5-3-1 program by Wendler, but would it be more worth my while to do the Starting Strength novice program foor as long as I can?