I want to be a powerlifter. My feeling is that today's bodybuilding culture just isn't what I want to be apart of; as it seems so much of it is "all show and no go" when it comes to weight being used. I think my build is suited for pulling, and am really hoping to be able to put up a decent total in the Big 3, at my bodyweight.
I've enlisted a Russian powerlifting program, with a huge emphasis on volume (but good rest). Here's the program: http://www.extremefitness.com/forum/...p/t-20790.html
My best lifts at 170 lbs (5 foot 7) have been:
1. Deadlift - 405 lbs for 3 reps
2. Squat - 265 lbs for 3 reps (ouch)
3. Bench press - 235 for 2 reps (eh)
What do you guys think of my program? Most would probably shy away, due to the volume/demand, but my fitness level is high. For the past year, I've been running 20-25 miles a week, in preparation for Marine Corps OCS. I lifted a lot during in the midst of all of those miles, and put up those numbers at my bodyweight, despite the fatigue from the running.
I won't be running like that anymore, and can dedicate more time to assistance exercises and recovery; I feel that my best lifts are ahead of me.
Any comments or advice would be appreciated,