I am currently thinking about getting into doing powerlifting. I have had only about 1 year of legitimate weightlifting experience behind me, but I am eager to get much stronger and larger than I am now.
Brief Stats and History:
4 years High School Swimming
1 year College Rowing (lifting experience mainly from this)
6’3", ~200lbs, ~12-14% BF, almost 19 yrs old
Bench: 195, Squat: 225, Deadlift: 315
I have gained a total of 20 lbs from the time that I stopped swimming (nearly all of it muscle), mainly by doing squats/deads.
This summer I wanted to put my focus on getting as strong as possible by focusing on the main lifts (Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Overhead Press, Rows, & Pull-ups) while correcting my minor imbalances (shoulders, slightly winged scapulae, and weak knees).
My diet focuses mainly around large quantities of poultry/fish/beef, fruits, veggies, whole grains, eggs, and nuts (right now at about 4000-5000 kcal a day). Unlike the typical college kid, I don’t drink, so that won’t be a problem.
Any advice or handy tips from experienced members would be greatly appreciated.