Well guys, while I was getting a sip of water in between sets today I looked up and saw a poster for a local PL (kinda) competition, and even though I've never really focused on powerlifting and have no real aspirations in that area, this looks like it would be fun so I'm seriously considering signing up. The comp is titled "Too Hot 2 Squat", and as the name implies is basically a powerlifting comp minus the squats, so just bench and deads. I don't know why they took out the squats, but whatever, it kinda works to my advantage because I've always considered my squats a weak point that I've been trying to bring up, but my deadlift is my best lift. It's just a small local comp so I'm not expecting any serious pro-level competition. Here's the details: Competition is on July 12th, which gives me nearly 10 weeks to prepare. Weigh-ins are the day before, and I plan on entering the 165lbs weight class. My current stats are: 5'10", 166.5lbs fully clothed Bench: 230lbs Deadlift: 455lbs I've been cutting weight for the last two months or so because I was feeling pudgier around the middle than I like to be, I've dropped about ten pounds during the cut. I'm figuring that I'd want to bulk up a bit in preparation for the comp, maybe up to 170lbs or so so I could have an easy 5lbs water-weight cut for weigh-ins. As you can see my bench is definitely my weak point, I've been focusing mainly on Oly lifting for the last few months so my bench hasn't been getting much attention. I think my deadlift is solid, so I should probably focus on bringing my bench up to snuff. Basically, my main problems is I need recommendations for a good PL-style program to follow for the next ten weeks that will add some pounds to my bench and have me peaking at the right time. I've never done preparing for a comp before so I'm really a noob when it comes to peaking. Does anyone know a good program that will bring my bench up while still keeping my deadlift solid that I could follow going into this? Also, if anyone has any other tips on competing that I might want to know, i.e. help cutting weight, what to eat before the comp, etc, that would be really helpful.