Ok, I'm creating a training log to give myself a place to (1) keep track of my numbers and (2) hopefully get some input from folks that are into powerlifting. I have not (yet) competed in PL, and I hope that some day I will, but regardless, I like to train in the big three. I'm 35 and just got into lifting a few years ago for the first time in my life. I feel old and weak. haha
I am nowhere near these numbers - well, my deadlift is the same, but my squat and bench are down. I had a baby boy and the gym has been lower on the list of priorities over the past few months. In addition, I'm massively retooling my squat and bench technique. My bench is my worst, and I think it's because I've always tried to bench like a shirted lifter (lowering to upper abs, pulling bar apart for tricep activation = stupid). As for my squat, well, I'm obsessed with squatting. I went from sitting too far back to currently not sitting far enough back...I think I'm about to finally get it dialed in. I retested my maxes recently and was surprised:
Squat: 300 (WTF)
Deadlift: 405 (thankfully)
Ok, now onto my goals:
*I'm hoping that if all goes well, I can achieve these numbers in about a year. It may be unrealistic - I'm not sure - but I don't care. I'll just keep busting ass in the gym and see where that takes me. I'm running 5/3/1 (mostly BBB except Deadlift - that kind of volume would not feel good deadlifting, and I need to prioritize GMs and Abs on that day).
I'm wondering if a conjugate approach might help me make faster gains, but maybe I just need to be patient.