Needed somewhere to record this all and always open for criticism/tips. I can always use the help, havent been in the iron game very long.
Quick Bio: 20 years old. ~195 lbs. Lifting stupidly for 1.5 years, no squatting/benching/deadlifting. Got into powerlifting in September. Trying to compete in the USAPL. Ran 5x5 for about 6 months, plateaued, going Westside.
Best total (in gym, havent been on the platform yet): 445/275/545 Raw
Flat Bench - 195x5x4 (@70%)
Military Press - 115x3x10
EZ Bar Tri Extensions - 65x3x10
Hammer Curl - 50sx3x8
Lateral Raises - 25sx2x12
I was going to run a 3 week RE cycle from 70-80% but my chest/bicep has been bothering me since doing illegal wides too wide a couple weeks ago. Probably going to switch that up to 2-board because the last couple inches are whats putting strain on it.
Wide Stance Box squat against Light bands (~110 lbs at top, 50 lbs at bottom)
GHR - 4x8
High Bar GMs - 135x3x10
Decline situps - +25x2x8
Wasnt happy with the squats but thats the first time Ive ever done anything with bands and walking it out felt weird and the bands felt like it was pulling me forward and I ended up GM’ing the weight too much on the last two. Either way, the bands really felt good as I had to push through to the lockout, definitely something I plan on adding into my workouts more. Going to hit the same ME exercise next week, trying to beat this by at least 20 lbs.