What are your favorite powerlifting federations and why?
The reason I ask is because I’ll be entering a PL competiton in November (first in over 3 years), and will be joining the AAPA/APA federations.
I’m only doing the AAPA/APA because that is the only PL competition I can find in NY state, but I wanted to look to the future too so I was thinking about finding another federation.
There is an ADAU in PA in October, but I don’t know much about them yet and I’m guessing it’s going to be a realy small meet.
I’ve only competed in the APF and I’ve had a good experience at every meet I’ve been to…
we workout sometimes with some local usapl lifters and they’re all really cool people…
I’ve also been told by people I trust that uspf meets are great also…
a good friend of mine has told me that the meet director has more to do with the over-all quality of a meet than the federation it’s listed under…he’s been to both good and bad meet run by numerous federations…
I suggest you try the different federations for yourself and form your own opionions…
good luck at your meet![/quote]
I’m going to study the rules for the APF/AAPF and figgure out what type of gear I need to buy. I don’t have much time to get a lot stronger AND practice in my shirt/suit.
It’s fairly cheap for a year’s membership so I’ll try to go to as many as I can find (within reason).
Depending on how I do, I may also travel to Pennsylvania since I heard that there seem to be more down there.
Thanks for all the advice.