First, I'd like to say that I've been browsing this forum for a couple weeks now and it seems that of all the powerlifting forums I've found this seems to be the most active with the most knowledgeble and friendly folks. Happy to have now joined as a poster.
About me: I am 26, 153lbs and have lifted recreationally (on and off, mostly on) for several years now. My routines are probably closer to bodybuilding routines, with a good number of isolation lifts and 3 sets of 7-10reps per exercise. I now want to switch my focus to strength training and start working toward B/S/D max improvements.
First question: my goal is >1000lbs combined big 3 within the next 4-6 months. Is this reasonable?
Current lifts (no idea what my maxes are, haven't done maxes in years):
Bench - 3 sets 225x6
Deadlift - 3 sets 235x10
Squat - NO idea (last squats were 3 sets 255x10 over a year ago)
I haven't done compound leg exercises in over a year - took time off to run in some races then injured my leg. I've only been doing deadlifts for 3 weeks so I think I can make big progress on that and squats in the coming months. My bench has been a consistent lift for me (although flat-backed) so probably won't increase at the same rate.
Second question: what's a good beginner powerlifting routine to accomplish my goals? Is there a "best" routine? I've read some about 5x5 routines, and some about Wendler's 5/3/1 routines, and variations on each. Should I do one of these or a different routine?
Thanks in advance for all the help!