I’ve been focused on building strength for the last year and I’ve put on quite a bit, but I’m not sure if it’s enough to think about competing yet. I’m a total newb to the powerlifting world.
I have no one with experience working with me. It’s all been studying videos and books and working on the gym alone.
I’m 37, 5’6" tall, 205lbs. 18%bf.
My best lifts so far are:
Bench - 275
Squat - 350
Dead - 375
I honestly think I can get to 300 on my bench, 375 on squat and possibly 400 on dead by December. I’ve been doing a combination of Sheiko and “Colorado Experiment” training with a strength diet.
I’m near Cincinnati and they had a competition recently, but I didn’t go because I just didn’t feel ready yet. I’d like to think about trying a competition in the spring.
So are my numbers something I could take to a competition and not look like an idiot? Do competitions now have age brackets as well as weight classes?