I'm 5'10", a little over 160 lbs, and I'm just getting into powerlifting after years of bodybuilding style training. I'm not sure what my max squat is, but it is increasing quickly. I can deadlift somewhere in the 400-450 range, but my bench is less than 200. maybe 170. I haven't really benched before, just with dumbells.
I started a routine than is mainly in the 8x3 range and I've only been doing it a couple weeks so far, but it seems to be working. However, I have been hearing a lot about starting strength and I'm wondering if I should ditch my current routine and switch over to that. I'm not a beginner in lifting, but I am in powerlifting specifically.
I'm wondering if it might help me make quick beginner benching gains, but I don't know if it would be enough of a workout or if it would be enough for my squat and deadlift. I can provide more specific information if necessary, but I would really appreciate any advice regarding where to go from here because I want to get into powerlifting and I want to maximize any potential gains in my lifts.