So some background info here, I am 19 years old about 148 pounds at 5’6" My best lifts were a 215 bench, 145 overhead press and 415 sumo pull at 162 lbs, but I, unfortunately, lost a lot of weight and with it strength. I have recently been able to start squatting but have no idea where my squat strength is at and was wondering if it would be a good idea to just restart with the starting strength program.
The past few months I have been in a perpetual state of program hopping and constantly cutting, being in a caloric deficit. Currently at 1900 cals with 150 protein, 225 carbs, and 45 fat. My end goals is not necessarily to be “strong” but is more physique oriented. However, I realize that as an unassisted athlete strength is part of the equation. I guess I am just looking for guidance as to what is the best option for me right now in regards to my training and nutrition.e.