Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I would wait on Smolov. Build a base a little stronger.
Regarding the program above, there really is no assistance work. It's just the big 3 lifts for 9 weeks.
Sounds good BTB. I may wait for a meet later in the year jut to get a better base. And I'll keep my eye out for some more beginner friendly powerlifting routines. Thanks for the advice