After drifting a bit in my training goals over the last two years, I’ve decided I want to try raw powerlifting. My numbers, thanks partly to shoulder injuries and ankle surgery, aren’t great:
Bench: 130 kg.
Deadlift: 180 kg.
Squat: Unknown (haven’t been able to squat since breaking talus in ankle in 2004, hoping to finally get under the bar again within 2 months, had surgery in August)
I’ve read a fair amount on Westside, mainly at EliteFTS, and have been trying to work their principles into my training, but am now starting to wonder whether a higher volume routine, i.e. Smolov or Sheiko, or even something basic like 5x5, wouldn’t be better. Given my strength levels, where should I start?