hehe. my gym is holding bench press competition next month for the highest 1RM and i plan on giving it a shot... i have up to 30 sept to get the highest 1RM.... but i have no idea how to prepare etc and what my nutrition should be like (i'm already eating clean)?
i'm 5'4, 122lb, ~20%BF. my bench 1RM max is ~104.5lb.
good news is i've been on a slow bulk for 2 months, have been gaining strength, and just started a new cycle this week (deloading last week).
not-so-good news is i've just come down with a phlegmy cough, i haven't been gaining weight (not sure if this matters) and i've been stuck at around this benching weight for 1.5 months.
i'm taking in 2800 cals on lifting days and 2500 cals on non-lifting days. routine i'm doing is maki's Improving the Big Three. you can check out what i've been doing at my journal
my strategy is to peak at the end of the month.. in the meantime watch the 1RM board. i'd appreciate any advice from experienced competitors on how to prepare for this