I am planning on entering my first powerlifting meet sometime after this summer, Although I’m having trouble figuring out what I can sign up for.
Second, I’ve read quite a few federations guidebooks but I am still not clear on uniform.
What would be required of me to wear. I am very new still so I obviously don’t have any gear yet. I know there are raw competitions, but I don’t know how to find them.
When I read the IPF handbook, it said you needed a single ply suit. Would you also need a bench shirt, or do most people opt out of using that and just where the suit all day?
Theres just way to much info on the internet and I’m completely lost.
So my real question is. What do I need to do/get to prepare and enter a powerlifting meet?
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Age and weight. That is what you can sign up for. Pretty simple. if your 230 lbs then your in the 242 weight class. teen well i hope that is easy enough to figure out. More than likely your in the mens open. Good luck.
You are required to wear a lifting singlet, like a wrestlers. Required to wear a shirt while benching. Just a plain t-shirt. You can get special gear to help with your lifts, Bench shirts and squat suits etc, and each federation has a list of what is and isn’t allowed.
SO pretty much, you need to bring a lifting suit, singlet check inzer they sell some. You need a shirt, plain white works check wal-mart.
Other than that. The extras, bench shirt, suits, belts, etc depend on which federation your going for.
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Good luck brother…
Ass down head up.