Hi all, This is my first post so go easy (happy to accept constructive criticism in regards to posting etiquette). I am getting back into lifting after spending 18 months out of the gym. Specifically, I am interested in powerlifting programs. HOWEVER, since I have not picked up a weight heavier than my coffee mug for the past year or so, should I begin with some basic resistance training (whole-body higher rep stuff, mix of machines and free weights etc) or you reckon I'm safe to launch into a beginner powerlifting program? Am thinking of the Powerlifting To Win program by Izzy. Some background for reference.... I'm 28, and before my 18 month layoff I had trained regularly since I was about 20 (broscience programs mostly...). Diet is in check (will ask for thoughts on this in a different thread). GOAL! Obviously, increase strength and muscularity. I don't plan on competing, I just really enjoy the structure and progressive nature of powerlifting programs. Anyway, that's it. Let me know your opinions or if you need further info. Appreciate the assistance. D.