Well, my father in law convinced me to do the contest! It is the second week in January.
I am going to start some assistance work. Namely, I am going to do rack pulls and board presses with roughly 110% of my max (or estimated max). I plan on gradually increasing the range of motion week by week to get me used to the heavy weight.
I am starting with 463 lb for a 3" ROM deadlift and 285 lb for about a 3" ROM bench press at the top end of the motion.
Furthermore, the weight classes go 181 and 198. I am 188 currently, I will try to get closer to 198 to take full advantage of my weight class. I figure if I am in a caloric surplus for the next six weeks or so it will also be easier to keep adding strength right up until the contest.
James 1:16-17 ESV
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights
With God's help...Mens sana in corpore sano