Hi! My first post here. Firstly thanks to everyone posting such useful information on this forum, it seems like a great place.
I’ve gotten into powerlifting in the last few months. Been training for a few years but typical story failed bodybuilding bulk/cut cycles, time off losing all progress etc etc.
I have my first regional competition next month. Almost certain to hit 1000lbs (165kg/105kg/185kg) at 74kg bodyweight, Under 23s (just). Looking around various results this seems to be the top end for 74kg Juniors on a regional level.
I’m going to be moving out of the Juniors category and in with the adults now anyway so it’ll be a while before I’m ‘competitive’ again. However, I’m just wondering if I should stay around 74kg for a while longer or not.
I’m pretty lean so I’m really at the maximum muscular potential for my height/bone structure. However I’m just wondering how much further strength could take my numbers?
I’m assuming that most people lifting significantly more in the 74kg class are shorter and bigger. Do I have any chance at all at making competitive numbers in 74kg at almost 5’9" or should I just move up? I am obviously a very average size. I am guessing 82kg would be my ‘final’ weight class if I stayed lean, which I intend to.