Raw Power wrote:
I was surprised to read the other posts on here from those that have come to the same conclusion about the belts. I thought I was the only one that thought like this.
Olympic lifters seem to do fine without belts, but those I know in powerlifting seem to think that a belt is a must-have.
Let the attacks begin!
Power lifters use all sorts of devices in their lifts. That is one sport I don’t understand. They do a 1000 lb squat – but with some special Titanium suit on and other power lifting “clothes”.
Well with the “proper equipment” I could lift 10,000 pounds. But it wouldn’t be “me”. It would be me and the equipment. I say if a power lifter needs their special clothes to lift 1000 lbs then they can’t lift 1000 lbs.
Sorry, I’ve got to disagree here.
I compete Raw in Powerlifting, and I don’t use a belt, but I don’t have a problem with people who do.
There are different divisions for a reason. If you want to use shirts/suits/wraps, etc. then you compete equipped. The rules allow you to use equipment, so there is nothing wrong with it. If you don’t want to use equipment, then you compete Raw. Plain and simple.
Most guys that compete in anything want to use the best equipment out there. Hell, if the MLB said that everyone could start using titanium bats, don’t you think more than a few players would switch their bats in order to hit the ball a little further?
Look at golf, they have oversized clubs made out of the most exotic alloys, and their getting better every day. No one is telling them to go back to wooden clubs.
If NASCAR decided that you could add 100HP to your car, you know every mechanic would be under their hood trying to stuff more ponies in there.
Powerlifting is a sport, and there are numerous federations, with different divisions, with rules that allow for people to compete with or without equipment. [/quote]
Modi… Modi… haven’t you learned your lesson yet? People run there mouth about things they know nothing about. I read most of these posts but just resign to chuckle to myself.
Truly strong people don’t rag on others or make excuses for why they aren’t lifting the big weight.
I’m a big cheater… I’m so ashamed.