So I just started training with a former world champion PL’er. I have been weight lifting religiously for about 5 years. I am 5’4" 157lbs and about 12% BF. I’m trying to bulk up to a solid 170 and cut to 165 for competition. I have been looking through the forums and there is a lot of good info but I had a few questions. I am only in my third serious week of training. I plan on lifting 100% RAW.
Should I benchmark my self to see where I am currently performing? I’ve had a natural Max bench of 315 for years but my new bench technique makes me feel like a bitch. No clue what I max dead lift or squat.
How often should I test my max? I respect the hell out of my trainer but he has expressed that this is not important right now.
At my weight where do I need to be in my lifts to truly be competitive? I look at a lot of meet results from around the country and I find that the 165lb class is not well represented which makes it hard to see what kind of numbers I need to get to in order to place in a competition. I know I shouldn’t care about this but I don’t do anything to lose. I am very competitive and I want to always be the best.
My trainer thinks by the end of the year based on what he see’s I will be benching around 325, squatting 500, and dead lifting 575-600 . Is this realistic? Squat and Dead lift seem huge to me while bench seems a little low.
Again I am new here and I’m sorry if any of these questions have been asked before.