First of all hi T Nation!
I guess I’m looking for a bit of advice or reasurance regarding my next 6 months of training.
I’ve decided to start Powerlifting competitively (I’ve never done anything like this before) after all my gym mates and trainers have talked me into it and they think I’ve got great potential.
After a bit research and talking to a couple of guys that compete I’ve decided to run ‘Jim Wendlers 5/3/1 Powerlifting style’ programme and I’m really excited to start.
However after lifting and eating, my bodyfat % has just got to the stage where I could do with about 1 months worth of dieting (I’m probably about 18%)
Why question is :
Because this programme is based on percentages of 1RMs will my strength be increasing if I’m in a slight caloric deficit for ashort time? The way i see it, After about a month my strength will probably plateau and by this time I should of lost enough fat too feel comfortable and happy again, so calories can resume high.
I will be including 15-20 mins low impact cardio on OHP and Bench day and Hill sprints on deload week.
Does this sound reasonable? Thank you
If your interested in current stats :
20 years old
Deadlift - 180
Squat - 142.5
OHP - 70 lol
Bench - 95 lol