Hey Jim! Ive been lifting on the basic 5/3/1 program off and on for a while. I absolutely love lifting heavy. I'm starting to feel like I should compete in women's powerlifting. I have absolutely zero experience competing and even less knowledge of the sport. So I have a couple questions:
- Where do you recommend I start? I've googled a couple things to find competitions nearby but there's so much info I just get lost.
- I don't want to embarrass myself. I feel like I would do ok. I'm not under the impression that I'm going to win anything, but I'd like to give it a shot! Here are my 1RM's. Deads: 280, bench: 130, press: 100, squat: 225. Am I kidding myself here or is this an ok place to be? I'm 31 years old, 5'6" 142-145lbs, 22-24ish body fat.
- I've been coaching myself with both my diet and exercise programs. Should I find a coach?
- Any other info you can offer would be amazing. Thanks!'