I'm new to this forum and have a classic newbie question. I'm a former bodybuilder (years ago) and no longer compete or train as a bodybuilder. I injured my shoulder to the point of needing surgery ( slap tear) and quit lifting for about 2 years.
This past Spring I joined a gym again and want to get into powerlifting. As most people new to a sport, I'm not quite sure where to start. I've checked out Stronglifts, Starting Strength and 5/3/1 and settled on 5/3/1 a few months ago. My lifts have gone up, but I'm not sure if my progress is where it should be, being new and all.
I've gone up 20 lbs in squat , 10 lbs in bench and 15 lbs in dealift. I'm @ squat - 135, bench -135 and dead lift - 175. What I need to know is, am I okay to continue with 5/3/1 or should I go with one of the other programs? I do want to compete, but I realize I'm quite a ways from that!
Also, bodyweight - 142